|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 13 Oct 2009 19:34:47 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Middlesex (NJ) Atomic Energy site|
News Release U.S. EPA Region 2 October 13, 2009EPA Signs Agreement with Army Corps, Dept. of Energy to Ensure Cleanup of Middlesex, NJ Site
(New York, NY) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Department of Energy (DOE) covering federal facilities, which details responsibilities for the cleanup of a contaminated site in Middlesex, New Jersey. The federal facilities agreement specifies that USACE is responsible for cleaning up the site and DOE is responsible for long-term surveillance after the cleanup. The property was used by the Atomic Energy Commission as part of the nation's early atomic energy program to handle various radioactive ores.
"This agreement will ensure that the contamination resulting from past activities at the site is extensively investigated," said George Pavlou, Acting Regional Administrator. "An agreement like this makes it possible to have a comprehensive and thorough cleanup, so that the surrounding community and the environment are protected."
From 1943 to 1967, the Middlesex site was used by the Atomic Energy Commission to sample, store, test, and transfer ores containing uranium, thorium, and beryllium....
... For the entire release, see http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/0/72729d105d8b56448525764e0068a29c?OpenDocument -- 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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