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US State and federal agencies agree on plan to demolish southern Ohio uranium plant

Demolition plan OK’d in southern  Ohio uranium plant cleanup, WT,  By KANTELE FRANKO – Associated Press – Friday, July 31, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State and federal agencies have agreed on a plan for demolishing huge buildings and other facilities from a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio.

radioactive trashIt is the latest development in the lengthy decontamination and decommissioning process for the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, which was built in the 1950s and produced enriched uranium for defense and commercial uses until 2001. Its shutdown left old buildings, chemicals and radioactive areas that must be addressed……..the structures slated for demolition include the three process buildings, each with more than 30 acres under one roof. The cleanup plans allow for recycling of equipment and building materials if that can be done in a safe, cost-effective way……..


August 1, 2015 - Posted by | USA, wastes

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