Drilling for Radiation

This is fascinating:

For nearly two decades, crews have been pumping and treating water in the area. Crews have also been injecting a solution into the aquifer to encourage naturally occurring microorganisms to consume the trichloroethylene.

Fluor Idaho Environmental Restoration Program Director Rich Abitz in a statement said the new well is needed to reach areas inaccessible using current wells.

I need to find out more about this.

Turns out the area was built to develop a nuclear-powered aircraft.

The nuke plane program was cancelled by President Kennedy. The environmental clean-up of the area was declared “finished” in 1988, including building walkways so visitors could wander around the area to marvel at the idea of nuclear aircraft.

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