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Long-delayed remediation of a nuclear waste site near Pittsburgh

Timeline set for nuclear waste cleanup in Armstrong County, DON HOPEY, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, dhopey@post-gazette.com   13 Nov 20, The long-delayed remediation of a contaminated Armstrong County site…….
Known as the “Shallow Land Disposal Area,” the 44-acre property, along the Kiskiminetas River in Apollo and Parks
 Township, about 30 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, contains an estimated 36,000 tons of uranium and plutonium waste buried in 10 trenches.

Residents of the area have expressed concern about potential cancer and other health problems caused by exposure  to radioactivity on the site, though no one asked questions or expressed those concerns during the meeting.

The site initially was owned by Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp., which operated the nuclear fuel plants.

 It was later sold to Babcock and Wilcox Co., which closed the facility in 1983. The corps is maintaining the site,

November 14, 2020 - Posted by | wastes

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