|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:44:42 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FORMER SITES: Searching for uranium bullets at the Springfield (MA) Armory|
State checking Springfield campus for uranium from old bullets By Kay Lazar Boston Globe March 17, 2011State public health investigators will be scouring Springfield Technical Community College today, searching for more than 1,000 rounds of used ammunition containing depleted uranium that might have been left behind by the Army 40 years ago.
Army officials recently notified the state Department of Public Health that an estimated 1,400 "spotting rounds" had been shipped in the early- to mid-1960s to what was then the Springfield Armory. The rounds, used at a gun range, contain small amounts of depleted uranium, but they are not generally considered hazardous, health officials said.
"The risk to public health is extremely low, but we thought it important to make people aware of this because they will be seeing people with portable gauges, seeing if they can detect radiation," said Suzanne Condon, director of the state Bureau of Environmental Health.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/03/17/ state_checking_springfield_campus_for_uranium_from_old_bullets/
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