EPA Investigates Radiation Release At New York Nuclear Lab

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether the release of radioactive material into the air and water at a Cold War-era atomic power laboratory in upstate New York violated federal laws.The inve…

NISKAYUNA, N.Y. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether the release of radioactive material into the air and water at a Cold War-era atomic power laboratory in upstate New York violated federal laws.

The investigation stems from the open-air demolition of an old research building at Knolls Atomic Power Labs near Albany. On Sept. 29, radiation above safe levels was discovered on workers’ boots, and demolition work there has since been suspended.

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