Y-12

Y-12
4:51 pm
Tue June 11, 2013

Chlorinated Water Spill At Y-12 Results In Fish Kill

A sign near East Fork Poplar Creek in Oak Ridge advises against swimming, wading or fishing.
Credit Oak Ridge Today

Officials from the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge say a spill of chlorinated water over the weekend killed approximately 8500 minnow-sized fish and almost 30 salamanders.  A Y-12 statement says about 6,000,000 gallons of the water poured into East Fork Poplar Creek on Saturday when a pipeline burst.  Crews from Y-12 were able to contain the spill and inspections on Sunday revealed no additional casualties of fish or other aquatic wildlife.  Biologists from nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory predict the long-term effect of the spill on fish and salamanders will be minimal.  

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Y-12
5:35 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Y-12 Protesters Remain in Jail, Await Judge's Decision

An unidentified protester shows his opposition to the U.S. Government's nuclear weapons activities in Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Credit Matt Shafer Powell

Three nuclear protesters convicted in a federal court May 8 remain in jail while  U.S.

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