UPDATE: The plant has had two fires in the last few months, and neptonium was found in the local middle school! The need for a cleanup plan is urgent!
The Department of Energy and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency have let down the people of Appalachia and are about to let radioactive waste pollute our groundwater.
A shuttered uranium enrichment plant in Piketon, Ohio has left the community with higher than average rates of cancer and other health issues. Now, officials want to decommission the plant and keep the waste right on site, but the bedrock beneath it is fractured. When the dump leaks, the contaminants would be released into the Ohio River as well as groundwater resources.
We're calling on the Department of Energy to reverse the record of decision and to provide a scientifically-sound alternative with community input.
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