November 10, 2012
RADFORD, Va. (AP) - Virginia regulators say the Army and a defense contractor could be fined for a small amount of acid that leaked into the New River from the Radford Army Ammunition Plant.
According to a report released Friday by the state Department of Environmental Quality, acid from the July leak at the plant reached the river, but did no harm.
The Army and BAE Systems Inc. said the leak occurred while crews were trying to cool several overheated spent nitric acid tanks.
The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/TkE3XI) that regulators say plant personnel did not attain complete control and could not prevent some of the acid from reaching the river.
While crews responded acceptably, officials say they've begun a process that could lead to a fine from the state Water Control Board.
The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.
As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
powered by Disqus