2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2009 16:22:33 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Paducah (Lentucky) legal case
Neighbors hope order yields Ky. nuke plant answers

Lexington Herald-Leader (KY)
July 13, 2009

Ronald Lamb lives in the shadow of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, where uranium is reprocessed and enriched for use as nuclear fuel. Like many neighbors suing over radiation, he blames pollution from the plant for leaving his land worthless.

"They just stole my inheritance," Lamb said. "I'll never believe nothing else."

As attorneys for Lamb and other landowners near the plant in far western Kentucky seek answers about happened to their property and compensation for their claims, a federal judge has ordered former plant operators Union Carbide Corp., and Lockheed Martin to find employees who can testify in a deposition about environmental practices at the plant from the 1950s through the 1980s.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Goebel this month ordered the companies to identify and make available people who could testify to the environmental practices at the plant. Goebel initially gave Union Carbide until July 7 to identify who would be deposed and the plaintiffs until Aug. 28 to complete the questioning.


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Lenny Siegel
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