2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: lsiegel@cpeo.org
Date: 12 Sep 2005 19:51:04 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Nuclear Metals Corp. (PA)
Fears of nuke waste cloud river's future
By Wynne Everett
VALLEY NEWS DISPATCH (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) (PA)
September 11, 2005 

The Kiski River no longer runs red with iron deposits. The fish are
back. The riverbanks are alive with plants and birds. 

The biggest question remaining about the Kiski's recovery, however,
stems from pollution no one can see. 

Environmentalists who have spent decades cleaning the river still don't
know how much nuclear contamination from the former Nuclear Materials
Corp. sites in Apollo and Parks have poisoned the river. 

"People ask me that question all the time," said John Linkes, a member
of the Roaring Run Watershed Association. "I tell them we don't really
know how contaminated it is, but if I were them, I'd worry more about
bacteria in the water than radiation." 


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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