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Final load of radioactive sludge leaves Niskayuna

The last shipments of waste leave Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory on their way to Texas.
The last shipments of waste leave Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory on their way to Texas.
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The long-running cleanup of a 1950s-era nuclear research site in Niskayuna hit a milestone Thursday, project officials said. The 14th and final shipment of solidified radioactive sludge left the former Separations Process Research Unit bound for a disposal facility in Texas. Work resumed at the site less than a year ago. Cleanup stopped in late 2010 after a series of incidents at the site. The SPRU site is located at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory ...

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