Fernald radiation to be regulated

Friday, June 12, 1998

The Cincinnati Enquirer

CROSBY TOWNSHIP -- As layer upon layer of slightly contaminated soil and building debris piles up in a huge landfill at the former Fernald uranium processing plant, more eyes will be watching.

The Fernald Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) learned Wednesday night that a new level of oversight for the project is being formed. The Waste Acceptance Organization (WAO) will make sure everything goes according to plan.

"If we don't like what we see, we're going to say, stop. That's the bottom line," said Pete Yerace, who is managing the program for the Department of Energy (DOE).

The CAB helped establish the maximum radiation levels that will be allowed in the on-site disposal facility.

Anything that contains more than 1,030 uranium parts per million will be shipped away.

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