2014 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:52:30 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES, RADIATION: Parks Township Shallow Land Disposal Area, Pennsylvania
EPA makes upbeat assessment on nuclear contamination from Parks Township waste dump

By Mary Ann Thomas
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (PA)
August 13, 2014

Government officials outnumbered residents on Tuesday night at a meeting concerning environmental testing outside of the nuclear waste dump in Parks Township.

The low turnout might be the result of the federal Environmental Protection Agency findings of no nuclear or chemical contaminants outside of the nuclear waste dump formally known as the Shallow Land Disposal Area. The dump was used by the former Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) and its successor, the Atlantic Richfield Co., in the 1960s to the early 1970s.

In 2011, the EPA started testing outside of the nuclear dump because of residents' concerns about potential contamination.

The Army Corps of Engineers is leading an estimated 10-year cleanup of the dump that could cost as much as $500 million.


For the entire article, see
http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourallekiskivalley/ yourallekiskivalleymore/6602358-74/dump-nuclear-testing#axzz3AOBFrsnQ


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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