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Energy secretary wants more money to clean up radioactive contamination

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Energy secretary wants more money to clean up radioactive contamination

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Friday, February 1, 2002
By JOHN NOLAN Associated Press writer

CINCINNATI — U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham on Thursday said more money is needed each year to speed cleanup of radioactive contamination at Energy Department sites nationwide.

Abraham proposed that $800 million annually go toward expediting cleanup of the 111 sites, of which only 30 are open. His proposal is part of the Energy Department’s $6.7 billion request for basic site cleanup. More details were to be released Monday with the department’s entire 2003 budget request.

Abraham said that while quicker cleanup at first will cost taxpayers more money, they eventually will save billions of dollars.

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Radiation? Mystery may never be solved at IEL

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Radiation? Mystery may never be solved at IEL

Sunday, December 2, 2001
By BRAD DAVIS Repository staff writer

LAKE TWP. – Drab military cargo trucks, rumbling through a slumbering Uniontown in the middle of the night. Radioactive warning placards on tanker trucks, spied through the blinds of nearby living room windows.

Mysterious deliveries of shiny, metal, Volkswagen-sized plutonium carriers, ordered to be buried among the rest of the trash.

Stories such as these have circulated quietly around northwestern Lake Township for years. Some have been vague references to what went into the Industrial Excess Landfill. Others have been more specific accounts.

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