|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 27 Jul 2009 08:46:27 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATiON: Nevada Test Site tritium|
RADIOACTIVE REMNANTS: Scientists monitoring groundwater from Nevada Test
Site area for contamination
Monitoring relies on plugging data into computer model By KEITH ROGERS LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL (NV) July 27, 2009Radioactive groundwater laced with remnants of Cold War nuclear weapons tests is inching its way beyond the Nevada Test Site boundary where scientists expect they will soon find it for the first time.
The concentration of tritium is much higher than safe drinking water guidelines, but Department of Energy officials note it will be found within the surrounding Air Force range in an area not accessible by the public.
The pad and sump, or pit, for what's labeled Well EC-11 are being completed, with the first samples to be collected as drilling proceeds in the next three months, the federal scientist in charge of the project said Friday.
... For the entire article, see http://www.lvrj.com/news/51776577.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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