|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 21 Mar 2016 17:30:13 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] URANIUM: "NRC Issues Possession License to U.S. Army for Depleted Uranium at Multiple Installations"|
News Release No. 16-014 Nuclear Regulatory Commission March 21, 2016 NRC Issues Possession License to U.S. Army for Depleted Uranium at Multiple Installations The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has added 15 installations to a license authorizing the U.S. Army to possess depleted uranium (DU). The original license, issued in October 2013, applied to two sites in Hawaii. The Army will use the same programs for environmental monitoring, radiation safety and physical security at all sites. The DU comes from “spotting rounds” used with the Davy Crockett weapons system to assist with targeting accuracy. The Army trained with this system at the sites in the 1960s. The license allows the Army to possess and manage up to 12,567 pounds of DU and limits the amount at each site. It requires the Army to comply with NRC regulations and standards for protecting the public and the environment from radiation, and is subject to NRC inspections and periodic reviews. The license does not authorize the Army to use the DU or decommission the sites without additional review and approval by the NRC. … For the entire release, see http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/news/2016/16-014.pdf -- 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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