No Radioactive Contamination Found During Drum Survey

September 6, 2005

On Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, the campus Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) assessed an area of land along Meeker Slough, adjacent to the RFS, for radiation. The assessment, conducted after EH&S notified the Department of Toxics Substances Control (DTSC), covers an area where a former RFS employee claims to have buried metal drums in the late 1960s. No radioactive contamination was found. EH&S will continue to work with DTSC to determine the presence and content of any buried material in this area.