Army plans to stop DU monitoring in Indiana
Big Creek flows through Jefferson Proving Ground, SE Indiana, a former military test-firing range riddled with unexploded shells and more than 150,000 pounds of DU - an area so dangerous the Army plans to fence it off forever rather than attempt to clean it up. Residents near the site are worried about an Army plan made public in November to stop monitoring the creek and groundwater for DU contamination.
Army officials have said the pollution is relatively low though there are some hot spots and doesn't appear to be moving from the 1,200-acre firing range. But some residents aren't convinced it will stay that way. A group plans to seek a hearing before an NRC administrative law judge, said Richard Harris, president of Save the Valley, a southeast Indiana environmental group "We think they should monitor it longer because it's going to lay there forever," Harris said.
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