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Resource ID: #14760
Subject: Environment
Source: Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.)
Date: 1997-08-17


The story reveals that K-25, one of three major installations on the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge reservation. Uranium was processed into nuclear weapons fuel at K-25 for more than four decades. Today, more than 50 workers have health problems they believe are related to the K-25 complex. It is a kaleidoscope of contamination, where radioactivity and poisonous substances taint buildings, and ponds and burial grounds where wastes were dumped. Underground water carries some contaminants off site, as does Poplar Creek, which weaves through k-25 and empties into the Clinch River.

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