Pantex praised for contamination cleanup efforts - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

Pantex praised for contamination cleanup efforts

Amarillo, Texas - Pantex's efforts are being praised when it comes to their cleanup efforts of contamination. The first five-year review is in for the Pantex plant.

Pantex is being reviewed as part of the National Superfund Cleanup List which it was added to in 1994. Efforts to clean up soil and groundwater contamination at the site has been effective so far according to the review.

Pantex was added to the list because of past site practices such as burning chemicals in unlined pits, burying waste in unlined landfills, and emptying waste into on-site surface waters. The cleanup process at Pantex is said to continue for years.

Pantex is the nation's only plant for assembling and disassembling nuclear weapons. Contamination was found in the soil and a shallow aquifer near the plant when it was first added to the Superfund Cleanup List.

A top goal is to keep contamination from reaching the Ogallala Aquifer, the Panhandle's major source of water for municipal, industrial and agricultural use.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

    Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:47 AM EDT2017-10-16 07:47:39 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-10-18 19:52:06 GMT

    In his decision last week, Trump derided the $7 billion in subsidies as bailouts to insurers and indicated he was trying to pressure Democrats into negotiating an Obamacare repeal.

    In his decision last week, Trump derided the $7 billion in subsidies as bailouts to insurers and indicated he was trying to pressure Democrats into negotiating an Obamacare repeal.

  • Trump gives more mixed signals in bipartisan health deal

    Trump gives more mixed signals in bipartisan health deal

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:01 AM EDT2017-10-18 08:01:13 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-10-18 20:12:05 GMT

    Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

    Under the lawmakers' agreement, the payments would continue for two years while states were given more leeway to let insurers sidestep some coverage requirements imposed by President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Manhunt underway for gunman in Maryland office park shooting

    Manhunt underway for gunman in Maryland office park shooting

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:51 AM EDT2017-10-18 14:51:04 GMT
    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-10-18 20:04:35 GMT

    A sheriff's office in northeastern Maryland says it is on the scene of a shooting at an office park.

    A sheriff's office in northeastern Maryland says it is on the scene of a shooting at an office park.

Powered by Frankly