Reactive Metals Inc. Uranium Contamination

The site “comprises 42.5 acres of privately owned land adjacent to the city of Ashtabula, about 55 miles east of Cleveland,” according to a Department of Energy fact sheet. “From 1962 to 1988 Reactive Metals Inc. (RMI) operated a facility on the property that manufactured metallic uranium tubes and rods and experimental quantities of thorium metal for use in the Hanford, Washington; and Savannah River, Georgia, weapons program reactors. […] RMI also extruded depleted uranium under a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) license and extruded nonradioactive materials, primarily copper-based, for the private sector.”

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