|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 16 Jun 2009 23:53:03 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Nevada Test Site monitoring wells|
Well drilling may confirm contamination By MARK WAITE Pahrump Valley Times (NV) June 12, 2009Nine wells will be drilled in the Pahute Mesa region of the Nevada Test Site at the suggestion of the NTS Community Advisory Board, to reconfirm computer models that suggest contamination from nuclear testing may migrate off the test site.
The U.S. Department of Energy and National Nuclear Security Administration announced the cost of $5 million to $7 million to drill each well would come in part from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, commonly known as the economic stimulus package.
The drilling is the latest effort in a long-term program to define the location and extent of groundwater contamination from nuclear testing between 1951 and 1992. In a prepared statement, the NNSA states sampling activities have identified contamination near historic nuclear test sites.
... For the entire article, see http://www.pahrumpvalleytimes.com/2009/Jun-12-Fri-2009/news/29320625.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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