New Ocean County radiation detectors a no go after government denial

(01/10/05) LACEY ? Some Ocean County residents are concerned for their safety after the government denied funding for new radiation monitors near the Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant.

State officials submitted the $100,000 request in an effort to upgrade 10 of the 19 detectors currently in use. However, Department of Environmental Protection officials say the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied their request.

An EPA spokesperson says the state applied for the money under the Clean Air Act, which does not cover radiation detectors. According to the EPA representative, ?there are other potential resources for funding?in the end, the monitors as needed will be replaced.?

 

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