2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 9 Oct 2005 21:27:04 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Starmet "DU" cleanup (Concord, MA)
Utah firm begins Starmet cleanup

By Davis Bushnell
Boston Globe
October 9, 2005

The Starmet Corp. cleanup in West Concord took a major step forward last week, when a Utah company began removing 3,800 barrels of depleted uranium, along with 317 tons of depleted uranium metal, from the 46-acre property off Route 62.

This material is being taken by truck to Utah for disposal, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection, which expects the removal of the uranium products to be completed in six months.

After this phase of the work is finished, another contractor will assess the extent of contamination at the site.

According to a draft proposal by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the complete cleanup of the site could last for another four years.

Two months ago, the Department of Environmental Protection awarded an $8.3 million contract to Envirocare of Utah Inc., based in Salt Lake City. The Army has agreed to pick up the tab. From 1970 to 1999, Starmet's predecessor company, Nuclear Metals Inc., produced uranium-tipped bullets for the Army.


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Lenny Siegel
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