Contaminated Soil May Go Out-of-State

(Luckey, OH) Contaminated soil from a former nuclear weapons site all may be going out of state. 

The Army Corps of Engineers has approved a suburban Detroit dump site for the beryllium and uranium-laced soil from a former World War Two-era site near Luckey. But the Evergreen landfill near Northwood is still being evaluated. 

Residents near the dump have expressed concern about accepting the excavating soils, which also contain lead and radium. The federal Atomic Energy Commission operated the Wood County plant in the 1950s as part of the national defense program. 

Now 40 acres must be cleaned up, which includes trenches, lagoons and waste areas where solutions and sludge from the operation were stored.

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