|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 19 Dec 2008 11:08:31 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Hanford's (WA) F Reactor|
Hanford's F Reactor cleanup nearly complete By Annette Cary Mid Columbia Tri City Herald (WA) December 19, 2008Washington Closure Hanford and the Department of Energy have met a legal deadline to have most of the waste sites near Hanford's F Reactor cleaned up, including digging up carcasses of animals used for radiation exposure research.
"The 100 F Area is almost finished," said Rod Lobos, an environmental engineer with the Environmental Protection Agency, the regulator for the work. "We're very happy with the progress."
F Reactor operated from 1945 to 1965 as one of nine Hanford reactors to produce plutonium for the nation's nuclear weapons program. Also near F Reactor was a laboratory and an animal farm used through the early years of the Cold War for research on radiation exposure on plants and animals.
DOE had a Tri-Party Agreement deadline to finish cleaning up 53 waste sites, including nine large burial grounds, at F Reactor by the end of 2008. That included digging up contaminated soil and debris, filling holes with clean soil and planting vegetation.
... For the entire article, see http://www.tri-cityherald.com/kennewick_pasco_richland/story/421112.html -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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