Concord Faces A Radioactive Nightmare

Concord, the crucible of the American Revolution quietly struggles with its legacy as the maker of depleted uranium slugs for the U.S. military's latest wars.

There is at least 20 times more depleted uranium on and under...Main Street, Concord, than the 340 tons that were fired in all of Iraq during the first Gulf War. There are tons of beryllium (a probable carcinogen) in the soil and leaking from buried drums. And in a recently discovered area known as the "old dump" there are unknown substances, possibly including high-level radioactive waste and exotic explosives, dating from the effort to build the first atomic bombs.

Thanks to Michael Dudley

Full Story: A radioactive nightmare in Concord, Massachusetts

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