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Pike County Residents File Lawsuit Over Radioactive Contamination

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PIKETON (WOUB) — Residents of Pike County filed a class action lawsuit against eight U.S. Department of Energy contractors responsible for uranium enrichment operations at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The suit filed last Sunday claims more than 2,000 people were adversely affected by the release of radioactive materials, due to negligence by Department of… Read More

Pike County Officials Await Promised Department of Energy Documents

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PIKETON (WOUB) — Pike County officials and community members watched closely as Department of Energy technicians began testing for radioactive contamination inside Zahn’s Corner Middle School on Saturday. Tensions rose once more in Piketon after the department submitted a testing proposal that was “inadequate,” according to Pike County officials.  Department representatives arrived Thursday to begin… Read More

Update: Students Will be Moved to Alternate Locations Next School Year

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Update (2:30 p.m. 5/24/19) Scioto Valley Local Schools say they plan to relocate students from Zahn’s Corner Middle School to two alternate sites for the upcoming school year. In a letter from the superintendent, posted on Facebook by the school board president for Scioto Valley Local School, the district says it will relocate 4th and… Read More