Original story by Daniel Ross for Alternet. Find the original here.
By the year 2020, the U.S. is expected to have on its hands a growing stockpile of munitions nearing 1.1 million tons that are no longer considered useful to the military. As a means of disposal, these munitions, including small arms cartridges, rockets, mortars, artillery shells, tactical missiles and other wastes, have for decades been burned or detonated on large trays out in the open at military bases across the country.
Original story by Kentucky New Era. Find the original here.
IRVINE, Ky. (AP) — Estill County residents are asking for two seats at the table as state regulators discuss an agreement with a local landfill operator accused of illegally dumping low-level nuclear waste.
The Courier-Journal reports (http://cjky.it/2b8iuv0 ) a Tuesday letter to Energy and Environment Secretary Charles Snavely says Concerned Citizens of Estill County Inc. members are likely to distrust any agreement reached without citizen participation.
Cabinet spokesman John Mura did not immediately have an answer to why the citizen group was not allowed to participate in talks with Advanced Disposal. But Mura said that the cabinet is vigorously pursuing a consent agreement.
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