2003 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 17 Jun 2003 17:58:28 -0000
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Talks slated for cleanup of Cold War beryllium
Talks slated for cleanup of Cold War beryllium
Tuesday, June 17, 2003

LUCKEY - Government officials will be here Thursday to discuss their
$37.3 million plan for addressing beryllium pollution caused during the
Cold War.

The four-year effort would include $36.5 million for excavation,
hauling, and disposal of contaminated soil and $830,000 for follow-up
groundwater tests to determine whether the cleanup has worked.

The public may comment on the plan at the meeting, which begins at 6:30
p.m. in the Troy Township Fire Hall, 313 Krotzer Ave., Luckey.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which is in charge of the cleanup
effort, also will take written comments through July 7. The plan is
available for review at the Luckey Public Library, 228 Main St., or at
the Corpsí district office in Buffalo.

Luckey is a tiny Wood County village about 25 miles southeast of Toledo.

The Corps is attempting its first beryllium cleanup for Ohio. It is to
be at Gilbert and Luckey roads, a 47-acre site used by Brush Beryllium

Brush Beryllium is a forerunner to the Cleveland-based Brush Wellman,
Inc. The company has had operations in Elmore since 1958.

The Luckey site was used by Brush from 1949 to 1958 as a beryllium
production facility for the former Atomic Energy Commission.

The government agency, in turn, shipped the pebbles to plants that made
nuclear weapons.

Joseph B. Baker, Jr., a Corps spokesman, said the scope of the project
is subject to change only if the public raises concerns that might have
been overlooked.

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