2003 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 26 Jun 2003 14:01:56 -0000
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Radiation report due tonight
South Dakota
Radiation report due tonight
Brodie Farquhar
Thursday, June 26, 2003

Sundance area residents will hear an environmental samplings report from
Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota tonight, regarding radioactive
contamination from an old nuclear-powered radar site on Warren Mountain.

The public information meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Crook County

A water tank connected to a portable nuclear reactor once used to power
the Air Force radar station near Sundance during the Cold War apparently
leaked radioactive material, and officials have taken numerous soil
samples to see if the site must be cleaned up.

Under the Army's Nuclear Power Program, portable nuclear reactors were
developed and installed in remote locations, including Camp Century,
Greenland; McMurdo Station, Antarctica; Fort Greely, Alaska; the Panama
Canal Zone and seven miles north by northwest of Sundance.

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