Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Cleanup Begins on Former Nuclear Dump

The Pennsylvania DEP and the EPA will be monitoring the clean up work of 1.2 acres in Armstrong County where dumping of low-level radioactive waste once occurred. The Park Township Shallow land disposal area consists of ten trenches that contain contaminated pieces of clothing like booties and gloves, along with containers and equipment that were once used at the BWX technology's former parks nuclear fuel fabrication facility. Because of funding constraints the effort could take as long as 10-20 years to complete or as short as a year or two.

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