The Army Corps halted the cleanup — originally estimated to cost $44.5 million — after crews discovered unanticipated amounts of "complex" materials, like uranium and plutonium, at the Parks Township site in 2011.
The site was once owned by Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp., which operated fuel plants for nuclear submarines in Parks and nearby Apollo. NUMEC owned the dump site from 1957 until the 1980s, but Babcock & Wilcox Co. most recently owned the land.
Why the heck is the US Taxpayer footing the bill? And the cleanup cost is 10 times the original estimate. These are enormous numbers.
Why isn't NUMEC or Babcock and Wilcox responsible?