Toxic on the Susquehanna - Safety Light
From Media Co-op:
Safety Light sits on the shore of the Susquehanna River just outside of Bloomsburg, PA. According to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the US, Safety Light Corporation holds an expired license, formerly for the manufacture of tritium exit signs, and for site characterization and decommissioning activities.
Contamination at the site includes H3 (Tritium), Ra-226 (Radium), Cs-137 (Cesium), Sr-90 (Strontium), and Am-241 (Americium). "Radioactive waste was disposed on site in three primary locations: silos, lagoons, and a waste dump."
David, an employee of the Prana Juice Bar and Namaste Cafe in downtown Bloomsburg, told the Toronto Media Co-op that "very few people know about it and are informed of these issues".
The NRC estimates the cost of remediating the site to be up to $120million. Up to $120 million dollars is for the clean up alone, health affects to local populations are not quantifiable.
William E. Lynch Jr., the owner of Safety Light, Isolite, and Shield Source (Peterborough Ontario) told CHEX News' Pamela Vanmeer that "Safety Light does not have the resources to pay for clean up and that most of the contamination was from previous owners of the company."