|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 19 May 2019 23:24:05 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: "Piketon [OH] school closes because of radioactive contamination fears"|
Piketon [OH] school closes because of radioactive contamination fears By Jessica Wehrman Columbus Dispatch (OH) May 14, 2019 a WASHINGTON — A school district in southern Ohio has closed its middle school because of concerns of radioactive contamination from a shuttered uranium enrichment plant fewer than five miles away. The Scioto Valley Local School District announced it was closing Zahn’s Corner Middle School on Monday after U.S. Department of Energy officials said they had no plans to stop their work at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, a 3,000–acre facility that stopped producing enriched uranium in 2001. Energy Department contractors are building a waste disposal site on the plant as they work to clean up the site. Board of Education President Brandon K. Wooldridge said the district is working with the Ohio Department of Education to make up the eight remaining days in the school year for students. The school has a population of about 360, he said. … For the entire article, see https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190513/piketon-school-closes-because-of-radioactive-contamination-fears -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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