|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 16 Jan 2011 13:13:11 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, GLOBAL: Spain wants Palomares plutonium cleanup|
Spain demands US clears earth from site of 1966 nuclear bomb mishapObama administration is told to remove Palomares soil contaminated with half a tonne of plutonium 'without delay'
Giles Tremlett Guardian (UK) January 16, 2011Spain is insisting that the United States removes tens of thousands of cubic metres of earth still contaminated by plutonium from unexploded US air force nuclear bombs that accidentally fell in the 1960s.
Spain sent a diplomatic note to the Obama administration shortly before Christmas saying that it was time the earth at Palomares, south-east Spain, containing up to half a tonne of plutonium, was removed "without delay," according to El País newspaper.
Some 50,000 cubic metres of contaminated soil remains at the site, despite efforts by the US to clear up the mess when four bombs fell near Palomares after a B-52 bomber collided with a refuelling aircraft in 1966.
... For the entire article, see http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/16/spain-palomares-nuclear-earth-removal -- 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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