|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 13 May 2011 14:19:38 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, FORMER SITES: Meeting about NUMEC, Parks, Pennsylvania|
Residents seek assurance on nuke cleanup in Parks By Mary Ann Thomas ASPINWALL HERALD (PA) May 13, 2011As the Army Corps of Engineers gets ready to excavate and remove radiological and chemically contaminated dirt and debris from the nuclear waste dump along Route 66 in Parks Township, nearby residents want reassurances that they will be safe.
The cleanup is expected to take eight to 10 years.About 50 residents attended a Corps public meeting last night at the Parks Township Volunteer Fire Department on Dalmatian Drive.
"You're exposing a lot of soil," said Larry Golofski, who lives in the Kiski Highlands housing plan near the dump and says he works in the nuclear industry.
"We have conditions here that are very much wet and very dry," he said. "When nuclear particles get airborne when it's dry, it's difficult."
Army Corps officials tried to allay fears, stressing that only a small amount of radiological material will be excavated at any one time.
... For the entire article, see http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleynewsdispatch/s_736908.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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