Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 11:15 pm (Updated: May 7, 11:33 pm)
At the announcement of a new facility to deal with mercury at Oak Ridge, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. called mercury contamination “one of the biggest problems we have from the ColdWar era” and said it must be a priority as cleanup resources become available.
Alexander’s remarks came at a press conference announcing plans for a water treatment facility at the head of the East Fork Poplar Creek.
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