More Radioactive Testing Planned for Piketon School

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(24/7 News) -- The United States Department of Energy is calling for more testing in Pike County after air monitors detected two more types of radioactive material near a school where enriched uranium was found.

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Officials with the DOE say that testing revealed possible contamination in the soil and groundwater. Experts say they fear the source of the radiation could be coming from the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant which once produced uranium and is now an environmental clean-up site, impacting Zahn's Corner Middle School.

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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said he has spoken to Governor Mike DeWine about providing funding for more third-party testing at an accelerated schedule.

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