2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 02:10:52 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Mound nuclear weapons lab
Event Monday kicks off new chapter for Mound
Only 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, 2010

MIAMISBURG - 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.


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Lenny Siegel
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