2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 23:22:05 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] RADIATON, REUSE: Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (OH)
Nuclear Plant Promises Called Blank Sheet of Paper
Piketon Area May Have Permanent Environmental Scars

By Tony Rutherford
Huntingtonnews.net (WV)
November 6, 2009

Portsmouth, OH (HNN) - A meeting of the Department of Energy's Site Specific Advisory Board for clean up and reuse of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant at Piketon brought forth a tug of war. Much like the Huntington downtown Superblock which lay fallow for nearly 30 years, uses for the contaminated site break down to two camps: Clean up the radioactive waste that still kills former workers versus possibly attracting a so-called new nuclear plant that would allegedly be safe.

The latter would bring jobs to an area starving for employment. But, many nearby residents do not trust the statements that a 'new' nuclear plant would not continue the odyssey of cover ups since the former facility opened during the Cold War in the 1950s.

However, after an elaborate news conference in the summer of 2009, the project dropped off the radar.


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