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pretty unreal, huh !!!!..there used to be a really nice restaurant right beside the plant where we ate often...wild stuff when you think about it


a first cousin of hubby's worked there after serving in the marines and has he got some stories


http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/12353545-74/amount-of-nuclear-waste-in-parks-township-could-remain-unknown-until-2031

Amount of nuclear waste in Parks Township could remain unknown until 2031
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1:48 a.m.   MARY ANN THOMAS


today  homeland security guards the property

Secrecy, lack of documentation and inattention to warnings may have led the Army Corps of Engineers to grossly underestimate the amount of highly radioactive uranium in the nuclear waste dump in Parks Township.
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What's in that dump could be key to solving the more than 50-year-old mystery of what happened to about 200 pounds of highly enriched uranium NUMEC couldn't account for in a 1965 inventory of nuclear material at its plants.
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The Corps, though, refuses to say how much material was recovered nor will it comment on the exact type of material found because the Department of Defense has classified portions of the cleanup as secret for “national security” reasons.

The Corps says it will release an inventory of what the new cleanup finds when it is complete — in 2031.

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Both men said the Corps cleanup plan grossly underestimated all of the nuclear waste they may encounter. Shapiro confirmed as much during exclusive interviews with the Tribune-Review before his death.

Even the Nuclear Regulatory Commission believed there was more uranium in the dump than the Corps was estimating.



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http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/12385261-74/is-missing-radioactive-material-still-buried-in-parks



Is missing radioactive material still buried in Parks?
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1:51 a.m.    MARY ANN THOMAS 




a dig in the mid-1960s, conducted after NUMEC came up 200 pounds short of highly enriched uranium during an inventory, was ineffective.
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“There were inexperienced people who were on the job for two days waving a Geiger counter over material exhumed from the burial ground,” Zerby said.

“Did they know what they were doing? Absolutely not. Was it conceivable to miss quantities? You bet.”

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That 2014 probe found, among other things, that:

• The contractor hired by the Army Corps of Engineers mishandled radioactive waste dug up from the site, endangering the safety of workers.

• Undocumented waste from so-called “black” government projects could be buried at the site.

• A previous dig to look for highly enriched uranium at the site was inadequate.

The Corps' previous contractor mishandled some nuclear waste and unearthed greater amounts of “complex nuclear materials” than expected, according to then-Corps Col. Butch Graham. That material was so hard to identify that it had to be specially handled and was shipped to an undisclosed nuclear waste facility.

The report concluded that the cleanup was “beyond the scope of (the Army Corps') remediation process.”

Documents obtained by the Tribune-Review through a federal Freedom of Information Act request show that

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Even NUMEC did not record those projects in its official company documentation, instead recording them elsewhere because of their secrecy.

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Ameno, 65, of Hyde Park also testified. Her collection of about 3 million pages of documents about NUMEC's operations, she said, indicates the waste dump contains more dangerous materials than the site was licensed to take.



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http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/12353791-74/nuclear-material-doled-out-like-it-was-candy-50-years-ago

Nuclear material doled out 'like it was candy' 50 years ago
Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1:51 a.m.   MARY ANN THOMAS

Alvarez doesn't subscribe to the diversion theory. When he worked at the DOE and received CIA assessments, he said, “You can't get enamored with the information. You've got to realize intelligence isn't necessarily the truth. It's an art form.”
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“Imagine sending out many tons of (highly enriched uranium) to countries around the world for 10 years,” Alvarez said. “We would never do that today.”

But the United States did, sending tons of the stuff around the world during the 1960s and 1970s under a program started by President Dwight Eisenhower called “Atoms for Peace.”

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“They were doling out tons of fissile materials like it was candy,” he said.

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It's a nightmare for sure Otter, you never know what your walking on or near and where.  :-\  xxoo
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hey Biggs

this area was a hot bed for ufo sightings..(kecksburg is a mere stone's throw)
not so much anymore..we've got other stuff  but  you do have to wonder if the sightings were because they could see the glow?..bwhahahahahahah
and now we kinda wonder if it was the cause for so many other things going on with the 'critters'....
check out Stan Gordon's site for  some things...but a lot aren't talked about.
me, personally... i'm waiting to see one of those thunderbirds..

maybe some other  hot spots for ufo's should check what else is going on around those areas...just a thought

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hey Biggs

this area was a hot bed for ufo sightings..(kecksburg is a mere stone's throw)
not so much anymore..we've got other stuff  but  you do have to wonder if the sightings were because they could see the glow?..bwhahahahahahah
and now we kinda wonder if it was the cause for so many other things going on with the 'critters'....
check out Stan Gordon's site for  some things...but a lot aren't talked about.
me, personally... i'm waiting to see one of those thunderbirds..

maybe some other  hot spots for ufo's should check what else is going on around those areas...just a thought

That is a good thought, the ETs would probably know exactly how much and where our uranium was thrown. 

I want to see a thunderbird as well BTW. xo
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final update?..

  well looks like the end for this..except the place is still guarded by men with guns from homeland security


http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/13358244-74/us-supreme-court-ends-lawsuit-against-apollo-nuclear-fuels-plant-operators

U.S. Supreme Court ends lawsuit against Apollo nuclear fuels plant operators
MARY ANN THOMAS  | Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, 9:33 p.m.
Updated 1 hour ago

More than two decades of legal wrangling over whether a former Apollo nuclear fuels plant caused cancers in Armstrong County has been decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

The country's highest court denied hearing an appeal on Feb. 20 to reinstate lawsuits filed by about 70 Apollo-area residents alleging that radioactive emissions from the plant caused cancer.

The Supreme Court's rejection ends the eight-year federal court case that sputtered and never made it to trial.

That's unlike the first series of lawsuits filed by several hundred plaintiffs that lingered for 14 years in federal court, ending with a settlement of more than $80 million.

“I just wanted to make these big companies aware they just can't ruin people's lives,” said Mary Ann Peace, 68, of North Apollo, a plaintiff who has a rare blood cancer.

Attorneys for the defendants Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group and the Atlantic Richfield Co. didn't immediately return phone calls for comment.

They operated a uranium fuel-processing plant founded by the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp., or NUMEC, in Apollo and a plutonium plant in Parks Township. The plants operated from about 1957 to the mid-1980s.

The companies have long maintained that their operations didn't cause the alleged cancers in Apollo and other surrounding small towns.

The individual lawsuits for the 70-plus area residents were filed by attorneys from Motley Rice's law firm in Providence, R.I., and a Pittsburgh law firm, Goldberg, Persky and White.

“There are little people here,” Peace said of the low-income, rural communities. “We count, too. We have lives and families, and we hurt.”

Diagnosed in 2010, Peace, like the other plaintiffs, signed onto the lawsuit after the door closed to be included in the first series of lawsuits filed in the 1990s by Fred Baron, a deep-pocketed, Texan attorney who was a pioneer in asbestos litigation.

Peace, who was active much of her life, now reports being fatigued and anemic as she lives with her incurable cancer.

“It robbed me of the freedom to do what I wanted to do,” she said.

One of the lead attorneys on the case, Jonathan Orent, of Motley Rice, agrees.

“We are incredibly disappointed and, quite frankly, devastated by this decision to allow an injustice like this to happen,” he said.

Patty Ameno, 66, of Hyde Park said, calmly, “I'm mad as hell, and I am far from being done with this.”

Ameno, an activist working on local nuclear issues for about 30 years, blames Motley Rice, the firm she recruited, for a “calamity of errors and missteps.”

“The residents' defeat happened at the hands of ineffective counsel, thus ending these people's chance to even get before a jury.”

While this is not the first time Ameno has criticized the law firm, Orent had only compliments for Ameno.

“I commend her long-standing commitment to the cause of justice in Apollo,” he said.

He added: “It's been a great honor in my life to represent the people here.”

WHAT HAPPENED?

While Motley Rice secured experts who conducted studies and analysis of the cancer rates as well as the plant emissions, the court simply was not satisfied with their science, according to Steven Baicker-McKee, an associate professor at Duquesne University School of Law.

The case was thrown out by a lower court, but the plaintiffs appealed and eventually lost the appeal. They then tried to get the Third Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider, then finally a request to the Supreme Court to weigh in on that decision.

The Supreme Court is not an “error-correcting” court, according to Baicker-McKee. It's not bound to examine decisions from lower court rulings, hearing only slightly more than 2 percent of the requests it receives.

Generally, it's difficult to prove causation in lawsuits alleging death and personal injury from environmental contamination, he said.

“The science has not caught up with the courts,” Baicker-McKee said.

The lower court rulings on the Apollo case “doesn't mean they didn't have legitimate harm. It just means the court system demands a certain amount of proof, and in this case, they didn't have it. It doesn't diminish their real injuries; it means they don't have a cut path for compensation of that.”

Orent said his firm built a case showing that the Apollo nuclear plant routinely had high emissions and that there were higher rates of cancers in the Apollo area. They sampled the dirt, where Orent claimed they could identify the plant's “fingerprints” in area soils.

“Our clients were exposed to airborne contamination, but over time,” Orent said. The court was not satisfied because “we could show there was an increased risk (of cancer), but we couldn't put a number to that risk.”

Orent believes that standard of evidence is impossible and not true to the spirit of state and federal law, citing one of the judges on the Third Circuit panel who believed the same.

Natalie Shutt, 58, of West Leech­burg, mother of one of the plaintiffs who has watched her daughter suffer with adrenal cancer, wants to know why, unlike the first series of lawsuits, she won't get her day in court.

The Baron case, which settled in 2008 and 2009, was considered a milestone because few cases involving alleged injury from radioactive environmental exposure even make it to court, let alone result in a multimillion dollar settlement.

“Why isn't a second trial allowed, and why aren't we being given the same chance?” Shutt said.

Orent said he submitted similar evidence but thinks he was given a “different judicial interpretation” on what the law requires to have as evidence to proceed to a trial.

“Sometimes you get bad rulings,” said Orent, who hopes Apollo residents will try to fight to change the laws.

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MARY ANN THOMAS  | Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, 12:57 p.m.

http://triblive.com/local/valleynewsdispatch/13298668-74/parks-township-nuclear-dump-cleanup-delayed-again

Parks Township nuclear dump cleanup delayed again

 


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