Contractor begins critical step in Fernald site cleanup
The company handling a four billion-dollar cleanup of radioactive wastes at the former Fernald uranium processing plant has begun a critical step in the process. Fluor Fernald yesterday began pumping waste from a 50-year-old concrete silo into steel holding tanks. Company and union officials at the one-thousand-50-acre site near Cincinnati say it's an important step toward trying to complete the cleanup of Fernald site by 2006. The cleanup is costing taxpayers 320 million dollars a year.