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Depleted uranium in Concord - Thoreau rolls over in grave (english)
26 Jun 2003
5 corporados settle with EPA over cleanup of Mass. Superfund site, but what about the town of Concord and the ghost of Henry David Thoreau?
Waste News (June 23, 2003)

CONCORD, MASS. (June 23) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has
reached an agreement with five parties responsible for contamination at the
Nuclear Metals Inc. Superfund site in Concord, Mass.

The U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Energy, Whittaker Corp., MONY Life
Insurance Co. and Textron Inc. will share the cost of conducting studies to
determine cleanup options. The federal parties will pay 98 percent of the
expected costs, and the private parties will handle the remaining 2 percent
and also will perform the studies. The expected cost of the studies is $8
million but could be increased to as much as $10 million.

The EPA added the site to its National Priority List in June 2001. Various
operators have used the site as a research and metal manufacturing facility,
which was licensed to possess low-level radioactive material. The current
operator, Starmet Corp., formerly Nuclear Metals, manufactured depleted
uranium munitions for the U.S. Army.
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