|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 29 Jul 2009 21:57:38 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, VOCs: Denver (CO) Federal Center|
Denver Federal Center workers demand answers about radioactive waste Heidi Hemmat KDVR TV-31 News (Denver, CO) July 29, 2009 LAKEWOOD, Colo.Would you want to dig up dirt at a former nuclear waste site? That's what construction crews at the Denver Federal Center site in Lakewood have been doing for the past year.
But what's worse, some workers tell FOX 31 that they never knew about the radioactive history until they saw our story on the news.
"We were told there was asbestos and lead at the site," says one worker who wants to remain anonymous.
He says when he and his co-workers learned that lead and asbestos were not the only danger, they became concerned for their health. Health department records show the site was a burial ground for nuclear waste and the soil is also contaminated with Uranium, Arsenic, Beryllium, and other toxic metals.
But that's not the only grounds for concern. Underneath it all, there is a plume of radioactive groundwater which is also laden with the cancer-causing chemical TCE.
... For the entire article, see http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-federal-center-waste-072809,0,5401565.story -- 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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