Rad legacies an ‘anticipated project risk’

Steven Wyatt, a spokesman in the National Nuclear Security Administration, today provided an email response to questions about the radioactive metal uncovered last month during site preparation for the Uranium Processing Facility.

“The contaminated debris was discovered on March 8 when the USACE (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) was performing work in support the UPF Site Infrastructure and Services Subproject. The debris included two contaminated metal pallets.  Encountering contaminated items is an anticipated project risk for the UPF work scope.  The work remains on budget and schedule.”

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