|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||23 May 2007 23:58:53 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] St. Louis Airport (atomic waste) Site (MO)|
Corps says cleanup complete of contaminated site near airport Associated Press Rolla Daily News (MO) My 23, 2007ST. LOUIS (AP) - After decades of cleanup, a 22-acre site near Lambert Airport where atomic waste was once dumped is now free of contamination, the Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday.
A formal ceremony on May 30 will mark the end of the cleanup project. With the work finished, the corps said the once-contaminated area known as the St. Louis Airport Site, or SLAPS, is now safe for future development. The land sits just a few hundred feet off the end of one of Lambert’s runways.
The Mallinckrodt company of St. Louis began processing enriched uranium for use in atomic weapons in the 1940s, work that continued through 1957. The radioactive residue was dumped at the SLAPS site. Some of it was buried, but much of it was strewn haphazardly, said Maj. Jason Taliaferro, site manager for the corps.
... For the entire article, see http://www.therolladailynews.com/articles/2007/05/23/state_news/state07.txt -- 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 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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