|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 13 Oct 2010 02:10:52 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Mound nuclear weapons lab|
Event Monday kicks off new chapter for MoundOnly a handful of the 116 buildings remain from the former nuclear site after 15-year, $1 billion environmental cleanup
By Tom Beyerlein Dayton Daily News (OH) October 3, 2010MIAMISBURG - Operating virtually in the shadow of the mysterious Adena Indian mound that gave it its name, the Mound Laboratory was the secret site of both scientific marvels and environmental devastation over its 45-year lifespan.
During the Cold War, the plant's main mission was developing explosive components for nuclear weapons. Mound's highly educated workers also invented a polonium-powered generator used in the space program. Over the years, the plant released radioactive and chemical hazards into the environment that, according to government officials, gave some workers cancer. The releases also contaminated the air, soil, surface water and groundwater, necessitating a $1 billion environmental cleanup.
At an event set for Monday, local officials plan to kick off a new phase in the Mound story: They're declaring the site clean and ready for redevelopment as an industrial park catering to high-tech businesses.
... For the entire article, see http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/event-monday-kicks-off-new-chapter-for-mound-958954.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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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