|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:07:36 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Barnwel (SC) radwaste dump|
[The Barnwell dump has received military radwaste, including disabled
military vehicles from the Persian Gulf wars. - LS]
Rising radiation at SC nuclear dump prompts cleanup talk but no action By SAMMY FRETWELL The State (NC) December 16, 2012COLUMBIA, SC — Radioactive pollution is getting worse on parts of South Carolina’s nuclear-waste dump near Barnwell, but state regulators say cleaning up the contaminated groundwater isn’t in their plan.
Tritium continues to exceed federal safe drinking-water standards in and around the 41-year-old burial ground that has come to symbolize South Carolina’s historic willingness to accept the nation’s garbage. In some spots tritium levels are higher today than they were five years ago.
But the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control says the site is stable overall and no one is drinking the polluted water. So for now, the agency has no plan for a tritium cleanup. The dump’s operator, Energy Solutions, agrees.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.thestate.com/2012/12/16/2557919/rising-radiation-at-sc- nuclear.html
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