2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 1 Mar 2005 20:52:53 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Ashland (NY) nuke dump site
Ashland cleanup moves to Rattlesnake Creek

Stacey Shepard
Tonawanda News (NY)
March 1, 2005

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects remediation of a contaminated
piece of land on River Road in the Town of Tonawanda to be completed
this summer.

Work on the final portion of the Ashland site, which was a dumping
ground for radiological waste during the nation's atomic weapons program
during the Cold War, will begin in March and is expected to last only a
few months, said Joan Morrisey, community outreach specialist for the

The former Ashland refinery is located east of the Grand Island bridge,
near the Seaway municipal landfill.

The Corps already has removed contamination from most of the site in a
project that began in 1998.


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Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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