"OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Department of
Crews are scheduled to begin demolishing the facility in five years.The incinerator has burned concerns about emissions for years.
"It's basically done it's job," DOE spokesman Walter Perry said.
That job's been burning more than 33 million pounds of waste since 1991."
"The incinerator fueled controversy and environmental concerns. Dozens of Oak Ridge workers became sick in the late-nineties."
[Strange Coincidences: the ASARCO El PASO smelter bankruptcy is winding up this April - and they have refused to talk about the formerly-secret-toxic-waste. The smelter burned secret stuff from military origins, too. Asarco El Paso workers started getting ill in the late 1990's from things they'd never seen before. Five years after it was closed in 2/99, the company began making noises about re-opening the smelter (2004). The Beta Radiation levels in El Paso the winter of 1998 were the highest in the nation. The EPA Region 6 claimed that this was harmless background radiation]