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- Greenbrier County man pleads guilty to Federal crime involving oxycodone
- Non-Profit launched to promote medical cannabis reform
- Marshall’s dean of CITE receives Outstanding Civil Engineering Educator of the Year for 2015
- Law Enforcement Across North Carolina Comes Out in Favor of Syringe Exchange
- Detroit drug dealer sentenced to Federal prison for heroin crime
- Reps. Jenkins and Clark Introduce Opiod Prescribing Bill
- ANALYSIS: Efficency versus Dissent Collides at Council Meeting
- AT&T Announces Nearly 60 Jobs Available in Huntington
Portsmouth Cold War Plant Clean Up May Come to a Halt
PGDP has been clouded by a blighted worker health legacy. Cold War Workers were not told when hired that they would be working near radioactive chemicals, which would slowly destroy their health.
Huntington, which once had the Atomic Energy Commission (now DOE) Huntington Pilot Plant. It operated from 1951-1962, then went to cold stand by until its eventual demolition in 1978-1979. Portions of the HPP determined by 1970s technology to be radioactively contaminated were taken to a classified landfill in Piketon, where trucks, papers, and pipes were buried. HPP processed uranium and recycled uranium fuels from Portsmouth, Paducah and Oak Ridge using a secret nickel alloy process to these nuclear facilities.
Pike County Commissioner, Blaine Beekman, in a recent TV interview stressed "there are existing landfills and plumes leftover from the gaseous diffusion day, one of which would be leaking if they were not pumping (sludge) back. It's not only a jobs issue... it's a safety issue for the people that live here."