|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 1 Nov 2013 16:20:36 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: How much is safe?|
How Much Radiation is SafeThe site of an old nuclear work site in Queens raises questions about much acceptable exposure levels
John R. Emshwiller Wall Street Journal October 29, 2013NEW YORK - On the block in Queens where Irving Avenue dead ends into a vacant lot and old railroad track, with a cemetery just beyond, the mechanics at Los Primos Auto spend their days working on cars while pedestrians from nearby apartments stop by a corner market for a little shopping. Across the street, an ice-making plant churns away.
All is normal, except for the radiation rising up from the ground. The contamination dates back to the 1940s and 1950s when a now- defunct company, called Wolff-Alport Chemical Corp, handled radioactive materials as part of its commercial operations as well as for sale to the country’s nuclear-weapons program. In the process, the company dumped some of its waste into the sewers and ground, according to government records. Federal and state officials, who are now trying to deal with the problem, say there is no imminent public- health threat.
... For the entire article, see http://stream.wsj.com/story/latest-headlines/SS-2-63399/SS-2-368034/ -- 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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