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Army Corps of Engineers to resume clean-up of n uclear site at Parks Township.

Army Corps of Engineers: $500 million Parks Township nuclear waste removal project is a ‘go’, TRIB LIVE, 

  | WednesdayNov. 14, 2018The Army Corps of Engineers released test results and announced to residents Wednesday it is ready to resume the $500 million cleanup of the nuclear waste dump in Parks Township.

The 44-acre dump, officially known as the Shallow Land Disposal Area, is off Route 66 near Kiskimere Street. It was owned in the 1960s by the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp. (NUMEC) which had plants in Apollo and Parks Township that produced nuclear fuels for Navy submarines, power plants and other government programs.

About 80 people attended the public meeting Wednesday at the Parks Township volunteer fire hall.

It featured a review of the project, which stalled seven years ago amid environmental test results.

The recent slowdown was an almost 18-month delay over a contract bid protest from the four bidders that didn’t win the $350 million contract to excavate the nuclear waste dump.

But the Army Corps reviewed the bids and recently lifted a stop-order on the federal contract that had been awarded to Jacobs Field Services to clean up the nuclear waste dump. …….

the recent groundwater tests show that beryllium, a metal used by the nuclear plants and buried on site found its way into the underground coal mines, which lie beneath the site.

The catacomb of mines has been a longtime concern as a pathway for the dump site’s contamination.

November 17, 2018 - Posted by | USA, wastes

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