|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 1 Jun 2008 23:07:26 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Oak Ridge (TN) cleanup|
End in sight on cleanup of WWII nuclear fuel plant By DUNCAN MANSFIELD Associated Press June 1, 2008OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - Building the world's first full-scale uranium enrichment factory - a 45-acre monster that was the biggest industrial structure in the world at the time - took 18 months amid the race for the first atomic bomb.
Six decades later, federal authorities think they finally have a handle on just how long it will take to clean up and tear down the long-shuttered relic of the Manhattan Project: About 15 years.
The K-25 Building anchored the facility that supplied that first bomb dropped on Japan, then supported the nation's nuclear arsenal in the early years of the Cold War and finally commercial power reactors.
Now, though, the roof is leaking, the walls are buckling and threatening substances from mold to mercury are rife.
... For the entire article, see http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iREfPznAxDk90HVTGYCjL_g7fJcgD911AVU80 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 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@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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