Re properties in Wood River Junction: Wood River Junction is the spot where, in the 1960's, there was a significant nuclear event.

Asked by Longtime.anthem, Charlestown, RI Wed Jun 22, 2011

Wood River Junction is the spot where, in the 1960's, there was a significant nuclear event. Here is the full story: http://new.yankeemagazine.com/article/incident-wood-river-ju…

A large amount of uranium-235 was spilled and caused a nuclear event. U-235 has a half-life of 700,000 years. There is no information on the clean-up, if there ever was one.

My point: Be careful advertising for people to live in Wood River Junction.

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Juliana Frai…, Agent, South Kingstown, RI
Mon May 13, 2013
Feel free to contact us as well regarding this post.
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Sharon Phili…, Agent, Charles Town, WV
Sun Feb 3, 2013
This was taken from the Compliance Investigative Report~

On Monday, July 27, 1964, controlled re-entry to the plant area was made for observation and an assessment of decontamination require- ments. Decontamination of the plant was started the nqxt day and was substantially completed by August 7, 1964.
Surveys of the environment showed such small amounts of fission products escaped from the plant that no more than background radia- tion levels could be found three days after the incident. Surveys also showed that no significant fission product contamination was carried off site by vehicles parked in the area at the time of the incident or by vehicles used in the area after the incident. The ambulance used for transporting two men to the hospital was successfully decontaminated on SaturdaV, July 25, 1964.

You can read the whole report by following this link
http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML0601/ML060130267.pdf
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Sandy Bliven, Agent, Westerly, RI
Sun Jan 22, 2012
Please contact me for a more direct and percise answer to you question.
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