Uranium Cylinders May Be Corroding
Paducah, KY – A report Tuesday morning says cylinders in which depleted uranium is stored at the Paducah gaseous diffusion plant may be corroding.
A federal memo says toxic gas was mistakenly left in the cylinders. The Courier-Journal obtained a copy of the memo that says about 1,800 cylinders at the plant had been used in the past to store phosgene, a chemical warfare gas.
The memo was from the Department of Energy Inspector General's Office to nuclear facilities in Paducah, Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Portsmouth, Ohio.