2002 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 30 Oct 2002 19:06:48 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] IAAP sweep ends
IAAP sweep ends
Results of radiation detection effort will take several months.
By Dennis J. Carroll
The Hawk Eye

MIDDLETOWN ? Scientists completed their flyover of the Iowa Army
Ammunition Plant Monday morning, and apparently found no immediate
severe threat to humans or the environment from radiation sources, a
state regulator said.

Dan McGhee with the Iowa Department of Public Health's bureau of
radiology said the preliminary data showed no evidence of any large
immediate problem.

However, that doesn't mean that radiation hazards might not be lying
around somewhere.

It will take several months for scientists at the Remote Sensing
Laboratory in Las Vegas to sort through the data they collected during
the low?level flyover of the 19,000?acre military installation.

The purpose of the flyover was to scout for possible radiation hazards
left by the Atomic Energy Commission, which built, disassembled and
tested components of nuclear weapons at the plant from the late 1940s to
the mid?1970s.

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