|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 17 Jun 2008 21:04:24 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, CLOSURE, MUNITIONS : Jefferson Proving Ground (IN) uranium|
Panel: Plan for JPG uranium taking too long Peggy Vlerebome Madison Courier (IN) June 11, 2008A panel of federal administrative law judges said a plan for dealing with radioactive depleted uranium at Jefferson Proving Ground is taking too long to get through the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
The same criticism was leveled three years ago by another panel of the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. One administrative law judge, Alan S. Rosenthal, was on both panels. He is chairman of the panel that leveled the most recent criticism and was chairman of the panel three years ago.
Although the Army stopped testing depleted uranium in 1994 at the former proving ground, there still is not a decommissioning plan in place, the panel pointed out.
The Army left about 77 tons of DU projectiles and fragments where they landed in a 2,080-acre area that now is fenced and posted with signs warning of radioactivity. Depleted uranium is left over from making fuel for nuclear power plants. It strengthens metal and is used for munitions that can pierce enemy tanks as well as for cladding U.S. tanks to protect them.
... For the entire article, see HTTP://www.madisoncourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=4&subsectionID=253&articleID=43835 -- 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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