2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: lsiegel@cpeo.org
Date: 15 Sep 2005 22:18:55 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Oak Ridge (TN) hot spot
Workers to sample nuclear hot spot 

Radioactive site set for excavation after testing 

Knoxville News Sentinel (TN) 
September 15, 2005 

OAK RIDGE - Workers will take samples from a troublesome hot spot next
month in hopes of excavating the radioactive site - smack dab in the
middle of Oak Ridge National Laboratory - next summer. 

Bechtel Jacobs Co. plans to remove an empty 4,000-gallon waste tank and
200 cubic yards of highly contaminated soil from an area associated with
the lab's early nuclear operations. Bechtel Jacobs is the U.S.
Department of Energy's environmental manager in Oak Ridge. 

Officials said they hope the cleanup will eliminate an environmental
hazard that's been under study for more than a decade. 

The project is sometimes referred to as Corehole 8. That's a reference
to a test well drilled years ago that identified an underground plume of
radioactive materials in the groundwater not far from the lab's


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Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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