|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 12 Jan 2009 19:12:22 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Joslyn Manufacturing FUSRAP SITE, Fort Wayne, IN|
Feds vague on city uranium site Corps of Engineers downplays risk Dan Stockman Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (IN) January 11, 2009Almost four years after saying they would examine the site, federal officials are still unsure whether they will clean up the radioactive legacy of their atomic weapons program.
From 1943 to 1952, Joslyn Manufacturing and Supply Co. used its plant at 2400 Taylor St. to mill radioactive uranium into fuel rods for atomic power plants. The plant has changed hands several times since then; it is now owned by Valbruna Slater Stainless, a subsidiary of Italy-based Acciaierie Valbruna SpA.
A 1952 study by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission showed workers were exposed to levels of uranium dust during the milling process far above what was allowed – it documented workers cleaning up uranium dust from cutting operations with brooms and dustpans. Several of the buildings used at the time still exist.
... For the entire article, see http://www.journalgazette.net/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090111/LOCAL/901110396/1002/LOCAL -- 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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