|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:30:09 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES, RADIATION: New Jersey Nuclear-Weapons Landfill to Get Third Cleanup|
Nuclear-Weapons Site to Get Third Cleanup New Jersey Landfill Was
Contaminated in Late 1940s
Lawmakers Call for More Funds to Deal With Legacy of Weapons Program By John R. Emshwiller Wall Street Journal March 22, 2014MIDDLESEX, N.J. - The federal government has decided to clean up radioactive contamination at a landfill here that has been cleaned twice already, in the latest sign of the nation's struggle with the legacy of the U.S. nuclear-weapons program.
A spokeswoman for the Army Corps of Engineers confirmed that the landfill has been approved for inclusion in the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program, or Fusrap. The Corps is cleaning up some two dozen sites around the country under Fusrap, which was created in the 1970s to deal with radioactive contamination left over from the weapons-building program and other federal atomic activities.
The Middlesex landfill was highlighted in a series of Wall Street Journal articles last year examining the contamination left behind at scores of sites in some three dozen states where factories and other facilities did federal nuclear work during World War II and the Cold War. Many of these sites are near where people live.
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