Take Two for September 17, 2013

Air Force hopes to stick California city with radioactive waste dump

Air Force Toxic Dump

Randy Allen/For The Center for Investigative Reporting

Steve Mayer is the Air Force's remediation program manager for the old McClellan base. The Air Force is planning to bury radioactive waste on the site it is supposed to be cleaning up, bypassing state environmental regulations because it is currently on federal land.

The Air Force is trying to get rid of tons of radioactive dirt on a defunct military base outside Sacramento. Trouble is, no facility in California is licensed to dispose of it. So the Air Force is planning to build a radioactive waste dump on the base.

Katharine Mieszkowski of The Center for Investigative Reporting has the story.

 


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