2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2010 13:59:00 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Paducah Nuclear Plant (KY)
ONE OF A SERIES: Paducah Nuclear Plant Clean Up Still Faces Significant Hurdles
What Can Piketon (Portsmouth) Expect?

By Tony Rutherford
Huntington News (WV)
January 3, 2010

Huntington, WV (HNN) - Scanning previous internet "news" reports, two stand out in regard to the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant: A Tornado and suspicions regarding buried Huntington Pilot Plant materials.

Scioto and Pike Counties in Ohio often experience more intense wind bursts when summer thunder storms form and occasionally turn to tornadoes. On July 11, 2009, NBC reported that "some damage" had been reported at the plant from a "tornado-like storm," based on word from public information officer Jack Williams the damage did not impact plant operations.

In 1993, residents complained about an alleged 2.5 hour "unreported release." They alleged 13 workers were checked for exposure but no sirens sounded. However, after investigation, those responsible for the plant indicated that the 'release' was not a threat to those outside the plant. The Portsmouth facility has sirens for public notification.


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