Trace amounts of radioactive materials have been detected inside and outside a middle school in Pike County in southern Ohio, just a few miles from the nearby Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
The Cold War-era plant ceased production of weapons grade enriched uranium in 2001. Cleanup efforts at the complex began in 2012.
Residents are concerned, especially about the welfare of children who attend a nearby middle school, which closed early due to the revelations of contamination.
Today on All Sides, what’s next for Pike County and the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.
- Nick Evans, WOSU Senior Reporter, covered this story
- Matt Brewster, Health Commissioner, Pike County General Health District
- David Manuta, former lead scientist at Portsmouth Plant, founder of Manuta Chemical Consulting, Inc.