Paducah, KY Uranium Enrichment Plant to Shut Down
" Radioactive Ooze Found in Paducah
By Joby Warrick and Joe Stephens Washington Post Staff Writers Sunday, August 29, 1999; Page A1
PADUCAH, Ky.–The discovery of radioactive black ooze seeping from the ground a quarter-mile from the U.S.-owned uranium plant here has buttressed workers' claims of unlicensed dumping of hazardous waste outside the factory fence.
The chance finding of the ooze by plant workers last month led to the uncovering of a burial ground for radioactive debris just north of the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, federal officials confirmed last week. The waste, barely hidden beneath a thin layer of soil in a grassy lot, came to light when workers noticed a tar-like substance pooling in the tracks made by their truck...."