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Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant
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Waste drum at Westinghouse nuclear fuel factory exploded, caught fire
By Andrew Brown abrown@postandcourier.com
Jul 15, 2019
https://www.postandcourier.com/business/...e8ad3.html

So we approve the tax money going to Holtec to can the problem$. (?) Sounds like a WIPP repeat...

Some news highlights from Bing. Watch the dates:

Waste drum at Westinghouse nuclear fuel factory exploded, caught fire
A waste drum at a nuclear fuel factory near Columbia caught fire and exploded last week, according to a federal safety report ...
Post and Courier Charleston12d
EXCLUSIVE: 3 Westinghouse workers burned in Columbia plant incident Friday
Steam that erupted from a wash tank at the Columbia Westinghouse nuclear fuel production plant injured three workers early Friday ... federal and state regulatory agencies as well as workplace ...
The State3y
Westinghouse making changes at South Carolina plant
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Officials with Westinghouse Electric Co. say they ... Federal regulators said last summer there was the potential for an accident that might injure workers at the 48-year-old ...
The Washington Times2y
Westinghouse officials aim to have shutdown lifted after NRC review
COLUMBIA ... consequences to the workers if the accident happened could have been high." Since the commission began its review, Westinghouse has taken action. A temporary shutdown began last month on ...
WIS16d
Westinghouse cited again for safety concerns at Bluff Road nuclear fuel plant
COLUMBIA, SC — The company ... according to an April 25 letter from the NRC to Westinghouse. No accident occurred. But regulators are concerned whether the approximately 1,000 workers at the ...
The Greenville News1y
More concerns about nuclear fuel plant surface as feds visit Columbia
COLUMBIA ... a nuclear accident that could have injured workers at the Westinghouse atomic fuel factory near Columbia, according to preliminary results of an investigation into why uranium built up ...
The State2y
Regulators Say South Carolina Nuclear Fuel Plant Put Workers at ‘Substantial’ Risk
Federal regulators say they’ve found there was a “substantial potential” for an accident that could have injured workers at the Westinghouse nuclear fuel plant near Columbia. Media outlets report the ...
Insurance Journal2y
What The Return Of Nuclear Power Plant Construction Means For Municipal Investors
A combination of factors, including nuclear accidents ... U.S. in nearly 40 years: Plant Vogtle in Georgia and Virgil C. Summer in South Carolina. Substantial cost overruns and delays have led to ...
Seeking Alpha2y
Nuclear leak sends worker fleeing to shower
The solution, uranyl nitrate, leaked when a hose disconnected while the material was being unloaded at the Westinghouse plant southeast of Columbia. Nuclear Regulatory ... “This is, in fact, an ...
The Sun News1y
3 workers burned by steam in accident at nuclear fuel plant
The State newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1MwwzNI ) the workers were injured at the Columbia Westinghouse nuclear fuel production plant near Columbia early Friday. A company spokeswoman told the ...
The Washington Times3y
Westinghouse cited again for safety concerns at Bluff Road nuclear fuel plant
The company blamed for the failure of SCE&G’s nuclear construction project in Fairfield County also finds itself in trouble for the way it recently operated an atomic fuel plant that it owns, located ...
The State1y
Exclusive: Recurring problems cited at Westinghouse nuclear plant
An internal review of a Columbia nuclear ... to the company’s report, Westinghouse: Did not ensure plant employees knew enough about maintaining safety in the air scrubber. Maintaining safety can ...
The State2y
‘You guys have gotten me afraid.’ Radioactive groundwater found at SC fuel factory
Thursday night’s revelation of high uranium levels in two test wells follows news this year about other leaks and spills at the Westinghouse plant, a major employer in the Columbia area since ... ...
The State8mon
Federal safety inspectors didn’t know about nuclear leak for years
The leaking uranium, discovered by plant owner Westinghouse in 2011, was unknown to NRC inspectors until the fall of 2017, when they ran across information about the accident while preparing ... ...
The State11mon
Nuclear leak sends worker fleeing to shower
The solution, uranyl nitrate, leaked when a hose disconnected while the material was being unloaded at the Westinghouse plant southeast of Columbia. Nuclear Regulatory ... “This is, in fact, an ...
The State1y
Columbia nuclear incident prompts federal warning
COLUMBIA, SC The recent discovery that radioactive ... to levels three times the federal safety standard. The agency and Westinghouse found other buildups inside the plant after looking more carefully ...
The State2y
As Westinghouse declares bankruptcy, what happens to the nuke plants it's building?
Westinghouse is currently in charge of construction of four of these new model reactors at two different sites. The first two are being built by SCANA at the Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Generating ...
Idaho Statesman2y
South Carolina Nuclear Fuel Plant News
Federal regulators say they’ve found there was a “substantial potential” for an accident that could have injured workers at the Westinghouse nuclear fuel plant near Columbia. Media outlets report the ...
Insurance Journal2y
Groups Ask Nuclear Agency to Delay Certification of Flawed AP1000 Reactor
DURHAM, North Carolina, November 11, 2011 (ENS) – The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is being asked to withhold certification for the new Westinghouse ... the power plant on Japan’s Pacific coast, ...
Environment News Service7y
 
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#22
Look, I wear a white lab coat and paid to be told what I know....so go back.

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190702/p...dle-school

This company will do "Third" party testing https://www.solutientech.com/about.php

Oak Ridge Office
Bradley Squibb
Radiation Safety Officer
(865) 220-7193 | phone
(865) 481-3634 | fax Hmmmm.... very convenient. Not fooled.
 
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#23
Attention passengers, feel free to smoke, move about the reactor, throw money out the stack and unfasten your solar panels. Thank you for choosing nuclear.

https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190722/s...l-canceled

Under the bill, consumers would pay an 85-cent monthly fee on their electricity bill with 90% — about $150 million a year — going to FirstEnergy Solutions, owner of the Davis-Besse and Perry nuclear plants in northern Ohio. The rest of the money, about $20 million a year, would support solar projects being developed in the state.

In addition to the nuclear plants, the bill would continue subsidies collected to support two old, coal-fired power plants, one in Ohio and one in Indiana. Consumers would pay up to $1.50 a month to support the plants owned by a group of utilities, including Columbus-based American Electric Power.

A coalition of environmental groups is holding a news conference before the House session because “the bill does nothing more than enact a blatant consumer-funded bailout of FirstEnergy Solutions’ nuclear plants and two old, dirty coal plants while gutting the state’s renewable energy and efficiency standards. The bill continues to move Ohio in the wrong direction.”

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown objected to the bailout while answering questions from a reporter Friday at the Columbus Metropolitan Club.

“I don’t like it when government bails out a company and makes people’s rates go up ... it sounds to me that this company is looking to ratepayers and taxpayers for more help than it should get,” he said.


Proponents say the legislation would save the average consumer $2.82 a month by eliminating and reducing fees for renewable energy and energy-efficiency programs.

https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-hea...-operation

First Energys Perry Nuclear Reactor Unplanned Shut Down 7/31, still not up last Saturday.

Wrong model reactor diagram and "emergency shutdown" in the original headline is not applicable.

Where are you, Staup?

https://www.cantonrep.com/news/20190812/...-petitions

A summary of petition language for a proposed ballot referendum to repeal Ohio’s nuclear power plant bailout law was rejected as flawed on Monday by Attorney General Dave Yost
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...Generation Now, a dark-money group that supported passage of House Bill 6 by the Republican-ruled legislature, submitted arguments to Yost claiming the summary of the petition was inaccurate and misleading and must be rejected.
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...Legislative approval of House Bill 6, which also reduced green-energy standards, came following a multi-million dollar statewide TV commercial blitz, largely from supporters, and nearly $1 million in political contributions by First Energy, the one-time parent company of bankrupt FirstEnergy Solutions.

https://www.news-herald.com/news/perry-n...6274e.html

The Perry Nuclear Plant was back online early Aug. 6 following a shutdown that lasted more than a week.

The plant shut down July 27 following regular weekly testing.

Tom Becker of Sitrick & Co., the company handling press for plant owner FirstEnergy Solutions, said the outage was caused by a turbine trip “attributed to a malfunction in the turbine overspeed protection testing circuitry that occurred during normal testing.” He said the malfunction has been repaired.
 
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#24
https://www.ohio.com/news/20190806/first...lear-plant

COLUMBUS — Proponents of recently passed House Bill 6 pitched the legislation as a way to save good-paying jobs at Ohio’s two nuclear power plants.

Workers at both plants and residents of the communities were frequent visitors to the Statehouse, testifying at Senate and House hearings about how important those plants were to them.

Now, FirstEnergy Solutions, the owner of those plants, is seeking to throw out the deal it has with labor unions that covers workers at the Perry plant in Ohio along with a nuclear plant in Pennsylvania as part of its bankruptcy reorganization, according to a labor union filing last week in the bankruptcy case. The Davis-Besse plant near Toledo is not part of the filing.

“Obviously, FirstEnergy [Solutions] cares more about its friends on Wall Street that the workers at the two facilities,″ state Rep. David Leland, D-Columbus, and an opponent of the bill, said Monday.

Leland questioned whether the legislation, which passed with the help of Democrats, would have gotten their support had they known the company wanted to end the labor agreement.

“It was all untrue,” Leland said of the company’s contention that it wanted to protect those jobs. “They waited until after the billion-dollar bailout occurred until we found about it.”
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#25
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/20...ig-report/
Holtec Bribery Case
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/20.../img_5735/ img
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/20.../img_5736/ img


https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/20...investors/
Shares of Holtec Nuclear Waste Dismantlement Partner, Quebec’s SNC-Lavalin, Dropped to Lowest Level Since 2005, Raising Fears of a Hostile Takeover Bid by Foreign Investors

Kudos to miningawareness for staying on the Holtec trail.
Staup might appreciate the reactor info in the img links...
 
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#26
wow, who is 'mining awareness'?  Like 'business insider'  unsung heroes of journalism
Disclaimer: The information present here is not to be taken as medical advice. It is only present here for entertainment, educational or research purposes. 
 
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#27
Truth dribbles out, if it's revealed at all.
Good tweet by Dr. Kaltofen-->

@MKaltofen: This is an astonishing undertaking. Imagine if this was your town. https://www.dispatch.com/news/20191018/p...ntaminants

https://twitter.com/MKaltofen/status/118...0760284163
don't stir up the hot particles
 
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#28
From your link, Kitty:
Contaminants were found at a middle school in Piketon, a private company will be testing all area schools and homes within 6 miles of the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion plant. While the Department of Energy is funding those tests, they are not paying to test for toxic chemicals.
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It could take a year or more for air, soil and water samples from homes and schools in the Piketon area to be tested and analyzed, Brewster said. Results will be sent to the National Academy of Sciences for interpretation, he added.

“By the time the National Academy of Sciences gets all of (the results) and looks at it, then that’s a whole other time frame. That’s why it’s really hard to put a time frame on it, you know, whether it’s nine months, 12 months, 18 months,” Brewster said.

Screening for toxic chemicals will not be part of the independent testing even though it was initially included in plans, Brewster said. The Department of Energy, which opted not to fund that testing, declined to comment for this story.

“It’s just a funding issue,” Brewster said. “If we had unlimited funds, yeah, we would throw that in there. We would just fund that portion ourselves, but at this time, there’s not any concrete plan to include that.”

Vina Colley, 72, a resident who worked at the plant as an electrician for several years, said she has developed health issues. She believes the federal government should pay to test for toxic chemicals as well as radiological contaminants.

“We have a right to know the whole truth,” Colley said.

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The kids will graduate before the results are in... If they are afforded the opportunity...
 
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#29
http://fbportsmouth.com/projects/environ.../index.htm

Project Scope
As the Department of Energy (DOE) cleanup contractor, Fluor-BWXT is cleaning up environmental media (e.g., soil, water, air, plants) that were impacted by the site operations to protect human health and the environment in accordance with cleanup levels set and approved by DOE and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA).

Fluor-BWXT is performing cleanup of groundwater plumes contaminated primarily with the degreasing solvent trichloroethylene (TCE), which was used during production years to clean uranium enrichment process equipment.. Five areas or plumes of groundwater affected by TCE are currently being managed by pump and treat, oxidant injection and a slurry wall technology.

Fluor-BWXT also remediates soil contaminated by uranium enrichment operations. This soil may be contaminated with the TCE degreasing solvent, radionuclides, heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyls, a hazardous substance found in cooling fluids.
Decision in Place to Proceed
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have agreed upon a plan for the disposition of more than two million cubic yards of waste that would be generated from the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio
 
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#30
http://midwestcompact.org/2019/08/16/doe...e-resigns/
DOE Assistant Secretary Anne White Resigns
POSTED ON AUGUST 16, 2019
...However, reports indicate that White was asked to resign by her immediate supervisor, Undersecretary of Energy for Science Paul Dabbar. In addition to friction with Dabbar, her departure was linked to concerns about her handling of the spread of radioactive contamination from the Portsmouth Site in Ohio to the surrounding area. Last month, a middle school near the site closed early for summer due to reported radiological contaminants in air samples. DOE says that its own air monitoring has shown only trace amounts of contaminants including neptunium-237 and americium-241 that are far below being a risk to human health. Nonetheless, the Department has agreed to pay for extra air sampling this summer by an outside consultant. ...
 
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#31
The program: "Its well below levels deemed harmful to the public(life)."

“The black star in the middle shows the tracks made by alpha rays emitted from a particle of plutonium-239 in the lung tissue of an ape. The alpha rays do not travel very far, but once inside the body, they can penetrate more than 10,000 cells within their range. This set of alpha tracks (magnified 500 times) occurred over a 48-hour period.” Robert Del Tredici, At Work in the Fields of the Bomb (1987), plate 39.



Officials? Institutionalized.... well payed to lie, more like it. The institution of Capitalism=death to existence
 
As before, the Department of Energy said the radioactive contamination in and around the school is “well below established thresholds of concern for public health.” Likewise, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s deputy director said “the amount reported is far below the risk level.” And in a May 16 letter to the DOE, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said his understanding was that the amounts of neptunium and americium detected “are far below any public health risks.”

In the case of the neptunium, uranium, plutonium, americium and technetium found in the water, vegetables, fish and school yards of Piketon, Ohio, the authorities do not know what has happened or for how long, or, like before, are withholding the information. They do know that alarmed parents could become enraged.

Plutonium is an extremely toxic alpha radiation emitter that if ingested or inhaled seeks bone and attacks the body’s ability to make red blood cells.
The authoritative Institute for Energy and Environmental Research reported on plutonium contamination in drinking water in its September 2005 edition of Science for Democratic Action. The institute concluded that the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for plutonium-239, and for toxins akin to it, in drinking water “should be tightened by about a factor of 100.”


http://nukewatchinfo.org/?s=PoRtsmouth


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#32
The program: The levels are deemed safe for the public(life).


   
“The black star in the middle shows the tracks made by alpha rays emitted from a particle of plutonium-239 in the lung tissue of an ape. The alpha rays do not travel very far, but once inside the body, they can penetrate more than 10,000 cells within their range. This set of alpha tracks (magnified 500 times) occurred over a 48-hour period.” Robert Del Tredici, At Work in the Fields of the Bomb (1987), plate 39.



Officials? Institutionalized.... well payed to lie, more like it. The institution of Capitalism=death to existence
 
As before, the Department of Energy said the radioactive contamination in and around the school is “well below established thresholds of concern for public health.” Likewise, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s deputy director said “the amount reported is far below the risk level.” And in a May 16 letter to the DOE, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said his understanding was that the amounts of neptunium and americium detected “are far below any public health risks.”

In the case of the neptunium, uranium, plutonium, americium and technetium found in the water, vegetables, fish and school yards of Piketon, Ohio, the authorities do not know what has happened or for how long, or, like before, are withholding the information. They do know that alarmed parents could become enraged.

Plutonium is an extremely toxic alpha radiation emitter that if ingested or inhaled seeks bone and attacks the body’s ability to make red blood cells.
The authoritative Institute for Energy and Environmental Research reported on plutonium contamination in drinking water in its September 2005 edition of Science for Democratic Action. The institute concluded that the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for plutonium-239, and for toxins akin to it, in drinking water “should be tightened by about a factor of 100.”


http://nukewatchinfo.org/?s=PoRtsmouth
 
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#33
Never seen an authority claim harm from contamination. Not once. Even children don't suspend the animation for them. Protect the industry at all costs. The blatant lack of concern or acknowledgement of the dangers to these kids and citizens is alarming. Although, they often use children for their agendas. Greta is a good example.

In the real world, some heads would roll. In this fake profit driven world? Profit is God.
 
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#34
(02-06-2020, 01:34 PM)HHD Wrote: Never seen an authority claim harm from contamination. Not once. Even children don't suspend the animation for them. Protect the industry at all costs. The blatant lack of concern or acknowledgement of the dangers to these kids and citizens is alarming. Although, they often use children for their agendas. Greta is a good example.

In the real world, some heads would roll. In this fake profit driven world? Profit is God.

They do it for children, not the....their future


Soils boils how's those oils
TNORM backwash, toilets for oral
Faucets of death, hedge fund bets
Brainwash with hogwash, awash with whitewash
Spoils under guard, poisons on the barge
Officers of breadth, lockstep in check
Stealing from the whole, life lost at large
domains unremained circuits in the brain
Reframed games coming for your name 
One bit two bit that's all you get
Lost in control set to unfold 
Itching for stitching all life cringing, human infringement 
Nuclears signature, deaths indifferent
 
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#35
(02-06-2020, 01:34 PM)HHD Wrote: Never seen an authority claim harm from contamination. Not once.

The absurd lengths they go to declaring radioactive contamination safe.  The first article in Earthy's search, http://nukewatchinfo.org/?s=PoRtsmouth
demonstrates this mindset.

Ohio School District Rejects Energy Dept. Directive to Reopen Contaminated Middle School

No risk studies are done.  “There has always been speculation that the cancer rates are higher in people that live near the plant, but there has never been a scientific study to show that correlation,”

Conflicting, inconclusive detections in testing.   One swab finds contamination, another doesn't, try a third test.  

DOE - no radioactivity detected above naturally occurring levels, and no cause for public health concern.

Naturally occurring levels, outside bodies, but not natural inside bodies where the harm is done.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#36
https://www.federalregister.gov/document...xafluoride

Amended Record of Decision for the Installation and Operation of a Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Facility at the Portsmouth, Ohio Site

A Notice by the National Nuclear Security Administration on 01/23/2020

The Department of Energy (DOE)/National Nuclear Security

Administration (NNSA) is announcing this amendment to the July 2004 Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Construction and Operation of a Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride Conversion Facility at the Portsmouth, Ohio, Site (FEIS) (DOE/EIS-0360). In this amended ROD, DOE/NNSA is announcing its decision to implement its preferred alternative for the construction and operation of a depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUF6) conversion facility at the Portsmouth, Ohio, a DOE Office of Environmental Management (EM) site. This amended ROD addresses DOE/NNSA's intent to construct and operate a fourth process line within the conversion facility, as previously analyzed in the aforementioned FEIS
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DOE/NNSA now announces its decision to add the fourth processing line analyzed in the 2004 EIS. The process alteration to add the fourth process line is in response to the government's need to meet high purity depleted uranium (HPDU) demand to execute DOE/NNSA mission requirements. Neither commercial nor Y-12 capabilities exist to convert DUF6 to DUF4 to support depleted uranium metal production. This line will use utility equipment and materials identical to those currently in operation. The process will be altered slightly to produce DUF4 that will be provided to a commercial vendor for additional processing.

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When we said for their own good, we meant the children.
 
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#37
Horse, copy podcast info to Fukushima thread?

Libbe HaLevy Podcast 01-08-2020

http://nuclearhotseat.com/2020/01/08/tok...clear-war/

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – the Radioactive Truth: Dr. Alex Rosen, Int’l Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War 0
BY NHADMIN ON JANUARY 8, 2020 2020 OLYMPICS, 2020 TOKYO OLYMPICS, CANCER, FUKUSHIMA, OLYMPICS, PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT, RADIOACTIVE, TOKYO OLYMPICS
Above: Radioactive 2020 Olympics – an alternative logo, more to the point.

Listen Here
59:01
Podcast: Download

This Week’s Featured Interview:

The Tokyo Radioactive 2020 Olympics Dr. Alex Rosen is a German pediatrician who serves as the Chair, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) Germany. He and the organization are deeply involved in the international awareness campaign explaining to the public what the Tokyo Radioactive 2020 Olympics are really all about. Dr. Rosen was last heard on Nuclear Hotseat #287 from December 20, 2016, where he presented a Critical Analysis of the UNSCEAR report on Fukushima’s radioactivity, decoding the UN agency’s methodology and, in effect, demolishing its credibility. Here, he gives us a view of the planned international pushback against the Olympics and the reasons why this action is so necessary. We spoke on Friday, November 29, 2019.
To purchase a copy of the English language Citizens Radiation Data Map of Japan, click on this link: mdsbookorder@mp-nuclear-free.com

To order a copy of this book, referenced by Dr. Alex Rosen in our interview, go to: mdsbookorder@mp-nuclear-free.com
ACTIVIST ACTION LINKS:

Here is the letter on the Piketon Gaseous Diffusion Plant demolition dangers and the actions requested by Vina Colley of the Portsmouth/Piketon Residents for Environmental Safety and National Nuclear Workers for Justice.
TO SIGN ONTO THIS LETTER, SEND YOUR NAME AND/OR THE NAME OF YOUR GROUP TO:
VINA COLLEY – vcolley@earthlink.net

To: Ohio Representatives/Senators/Governor

Subject: Please tell the Department of Energy that radioactive bulldozing must stop!
Dear —-:

There is a dangerous situation in Ohio that you need to know and do something about.

In Piketon, Ohio, “dusty bulldozing and open air demolition operations are now under way” at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant site, “to deconstruct the complex, decontaminate the grounds, and build a radioactive waste abandonment facility. NBC News reported May 15, 2019, that although ‘the contamination came from [the Portsmouth]plant the Department of Energy has repeatedly refused to cease operations there.'”

“In mid-May 2019, the US Department of Energy (DOE) acknowledged that in 2017 it found trace amounts of highly radioactive neptunium-237 in air monitors on the school grounds, the Ironton Tribune reported. The DOE also admitted that it found similarly toxic americium there in 2018. The Dayton Daily News reported that neptunium is a carcinogen linked to bone cancers. Why the discovery of radioactive chemicals was not made public at the time and the school closed then has not been explained by the DOE.

“A more recent and independent study, conducted by Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, found enriched uranium actually inside the middle school itself, and it found ‘plutonium, uranium, and neptunium in water and dust samples from other parts of the community’, the Associated Press reported.” http://nukewatchinfo.org/contaminated-mi...d-in-ohio/

Bulldozing needs to be stopped immediately, it is exposing people to deadly radioactivity. Testing is needed to determine where the radioactive contaminants have settled. Medical evaluation is needed about how much harm has been done to the people already. Residents need to be moved away, and the contaminated area should be declared off limits to everyone, as was done at Chernobyl.

Radioactive substances require absolute containment. There is no safe level of radiation. Radioactivity cannot be seen, it has no odor, and it makes no sound.

Rather than keeping radioactive materials securely contained, the Department of Energy has permitted the use of bulldozers and other equipment which contaminate the community’s schools, houses, and water systems. The Department of Energy made a criminal mistake in not caring about the dangers of radioactivity.

We want all actions to stop onsite until the people who live in the community are properly protected.

We want a public meeting.
 
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#38
Horse: Naturally occurring levels, outside bodies, but not natural inside bodies where the harm is done.

HHD: Compared to the health effects of sunshine and even iPads and cellphones for all. Children's exposure to nuclear weapon waste radionuclides in school or ever IS NOT THE SAME as bananas and sunshine. How dare them. One molecule. One trace. Enough. Rediculous.
 
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#39
When contracts are on the line, it's hazardous. When it gets in school lunches? Perfectly safe. A TON of info for the Ohio activists! A tiny sample, below. 
https://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2015/07/f24/2015%2006-30%20PPPO-03-3018616-15%20FINAL%20ROD%20for%20the%20WD%20Evaluation%20Project%20at%20PORTS.pdf

2015
FINAL RECORD OF DECISION FOR THE SITE.WIDE WASTE DISPOSITION EVALUATION PROJECT AT THE PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT (DOE/PPPO/03-0s 13&D2) 

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<snip>

  1. Because this remedy results in hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants remaining on Site at the point of generation above levels that allow for unlimited use and unrestricted exposure, a 5-year review will be required for this remedial action. The effectiveness of the disposal facility, the protectiveness of selected performance levels, and the state of containment technologies will be evaluated every 5 years to ensure continued protectiveness. 
    ......

    ......
The process buildings, complex facilities, and supporting facilities contain numerous radiological and chemical contaminants that are known carcinogens and/or toxicologically hazardous substances. Under the reasonably anticipated future use scenarios, it is anticipated that the expected concentrations of contaminants of concern (COCs) in all applicable exposure media for receptors presented in this streamlined evaluation of threats to human health are at levels exceeding typical risk-based standards (DOE 2013a). Table 3 shows the potential completed pathways for the COCs discussed above, should the buildings be allowed to deteriorate and no action is taken to remediate the buildings and complex facilities or dispose of the D&D waste (RC-1). Unacceptable exposures to human receptors from release of these contaminants are likely to occur. As noted in Table 3, potential exposures to contaminants present within and on equipment and building materials likely result in unacceptable risks to all
three hypothetical future on-PORTS receptors. In addition, potential exposures to contaminants in soil, sediment, and groundwater likely result in unacceptable risks to an on-PORTS industrial worker and an on-PORTS resident. A trespasser could be exposed to contaminants in the residual D&D waste (RC-1) material.
Table 3. Summary of Building Contaminants of Concern and Potential Completed Pathways at PORTS
Media 
Building Waste
Soil/Sediment
Groundwater
Tc-99 = technetium 99 U = uranium
COC
ACM PCB
TCE Uranium U Isotopes Tc-99 Chromium PCB Uranium U Isotopes Chromium TCE Tc-99 Uranium Chromium

On-PORTS Trespasser
Inhalation Ingestion/Dermal Inhalation Ingestion/Inhalation Ionizing Radiation Ionizing Radiation Ingestion/Inhalation
On-PORTS Industrial Worker
Exposure Route
Inhalation Ingestion/Dermal Inhalation Ingestion/Inhalation Ionizing Radiation Ionizing Radiation Ingestion/Inhalation Ingestion/Dermal Ingestion/Inhalation Ionizing Radiation Ingestion/Inhalation Ingestion
Ingestion Ingestion Ingestion
On-PORTS Resident
Inhalation Ingestion/Dermal Inhalation Ingestion/Inhalation Ionizing Radiation Ionizing Radiation Ingestion/Inhalation Ingestion/Dermal Ingestion/Inhalation Ionizing Radiation Ingestion/Inhalation Ingestion
Ingestion
Ingestion Ingestion/Inhalation

ACM = asbestos-containing material COC = contaminant of concern
PCB = polychlorinated biphenyl
PORTS = Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant TCE = trichloroethene 

More More More!
 
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#40
Get mad parents. Get REALLY mad.

"The process buildings, complex facilities, and supporting facilities contain numerous radiological and chemical contaminants that are known carcinogens and/or toxicologically hazardous substances. Under the reasonably anticipated future use scenarios, it is anticipated that the expected concentrations of contaminants of concern (COCs) in all applicable exposure media for receptors presented in this streamlined evaluation of threats to human health are at levels exceeding typical risk-based standards (DOE 2013a)."

But: (above) "Screening for toxic chemicals will not be part of the independent testing even though it was initially included in plans, Brewster said. The Department of Energy, which opted not to fund that testing, declined to comment for this story.

“It’s just a funding issue,” Brewster said. “If we had unlimited funds, yeah, we would throw that in there. We would just fund that portion ourselves, but at this time, there’s not any concrete plan to include that.”"
 
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