Contamination Found at Old Firehouse


In the spring of 1985, a routine radiological survey completed prior to demolishing the Old Firehouse revealed an area of soil beneath the concrete floor that was contaminated with cesium-137 and strontium-90. The soils were excavated to a depth of one foot.

Following the removal of the soil, contamination levels in the area, a grass covered field located east of the NSLS-I building, were reduced to below background levels.