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Feds knew Dietz Hollow Likely Contaminated 1979, But Failed to do Anything
The 1979 listing corresponds with the 1978-1979 dismantling /demolition of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC, now known as Dept. of Energy), Huntington Pilot Plant (Reduction Pilot Plant), which was on the campus of Huntington Alloys (a.k.a. the Nickel Plant, INCO, Special Metals, Precision Castparts). http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3311_4109_4217-91583--,00.html
Although witnesses and historical records detail that certain contaminated portions of the debris were trucked to a classified burial site in Piketon, Ohio on the grounds of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. Records and interviews indicate that the Huntington facility recycled core barrier materials from nuclear manufacturing plants in Portsmouth, Ohio; Paducah , Ky.; and Oak Ridge, Tenn., and others. The activity brought nickel carbonyl, uranium, plutonium and other radioactive metals to Huntington.