|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||24 Dec 2006 06:31:43 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] "Divine Strake" environmental study|
Divine Strake blast risks Report concedes toxic dust may be dispersed but says there is no threat Study downplays exposure
By Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune (UT) December 23, 2006
WASHINGTON - A mammoth blast known as Divine Strake planned for as early as this spring at the Nevada Test Site would not pose risks to downwind residents, a new study said Friday.
The Pentagon's Defense Threat Reduction Agency also announced Friday that it would hold public hearings on the test in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and St. George early next month.
The new environmental assessment contains one significant departure from previous conclusions.
In May, federal officials determined that the Divine Strake blast "would not result in the suspension or dispersion of radioactive materials or human exposure to radioactive materials."
For the entire article, see http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_4891092
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