Army Corps to Resume Pa. Nuclear Waste Cleanup

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 12:20 PM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to resume the cleanup of a nuclear waste site north of Pittsburgh after being given a green light by the Department of Homeland Security to remove so-called complex materials such as uranium and plutonium.
 
The cleanup of the 44-acre Shallow Land Disposal Area, where nuclear waste had been stored from nuclear fuel production and other operations over many years, was halted in May when uranium and plutonium were discovered, according to the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette.
 
At the time, guards were posted to secure the area around the waste site until a determination could be made about whether the materials posed any immediate risk and whether another agency should be brought in to clear the site. The decision was made to allow the Corps to continue its oversight of the cleanup.
 
Corps officials said Monday a new contractor would be hired soon to resume the clean-up in Parks, just one of several nuclear waste sites the agency is in charge of cleaning up around the country.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
 
 
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved