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Zahns Corner Middle School

Zahn's Middle School in Piketon was closed amid concerns about radioactive contaminants.
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The U.S. Department of Energy says it found no radioactive contamination in samples taken at a Piketon middle school in May, but local officials remain skeptical.

Zahn's Middle School in Piketon was closed amid concerns about radioactive contaminants.
Nick Evans / WOSU

U.S. Department of Energy officials spent last weekend at the Piketon middle school that was shuttered this month over radiation concerns.

Zahn's Middle School in Piketon was closed amid concerns about radioactive contaminants.
Nick Evans / WOSU

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has ordered his agency to release more than four years' worth of data from air monitors near Zahn's Corner Middle School where trace amounts of radioactive material were discovered.

Zahn's Middle School was closed amid concerns about radioactive contaminants.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Zahn's Corner Middle School sits on a crest along state Route 220 in Piketon. Ordinarily, the school year would be wrapping up in about a week. But instead of kids, all you hear is the lonely clunk of the halyard as a big American flag flaps in the breeze.