WWII-era Radioactive waste taken from Pa. landfill
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - October 12, 2012 (WPVI) -- Officials say radioactive material that turned up in debris from demolition at the site of a planned Allentown hockey arena has been taken from an eastern Pennsylvania landfill and properly disposed of months after it was found.
The Morning Call of Allentown reports the material was found Jan. 7 when it arrived at the IESI Bethlehem Landfill in Lower Saucon Township.
Officials say the material contains radium 226 isotope and may be from a glow-in-the-dark World War II era device. Township official say the material was not considered a serious threat at the time.
But the state Department of Environmental Protection expressed a concern about it several months later.
Officials say the cleanup was completed Wednesday afternoon.
Information from: The Morning Call, http://www.mcall.com
pennsylvania, bethlehem, lehigh county, radiation, local/state
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