May 13, 2015

Piketon frustrated over gaseous diffusion plant cleanup

Sam Hendren news reporter, WOSUradio

The village of Piketon, in southern Ohio, played a major role during the cold war as the site of a U.S. nuclear weapons plant. Now Ohio lawmakers want more money to clean up the plant’s nuclear residue. But Congressional funding disputes are getting tiresome for Piketon workers and residents.

For decades there’s been a certain mystery surrounding the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion plant near Piketon, even among residents. Blaine Beekman is a local historian and a Pike County commissioner. … more

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