Ohio Middle School Closed After Enriched Uranium Discovered Inside

Posted on May 14, 2019 8:02 pm

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An Ohio school has been forced to close for the remainder of the academic year after enriched uranium was discovered inside. Neptunium 237—a byproduct of nuclear reaction and plutonium production—was also detected inside Zahn’s Corner Middle School in the town of Piketon, about 80 miles east of Cincinnati, WLWT reported. Both substances are radioactive, and extended exposure to them can cause cancer. The middle school serves about 320 students, and officials have been working to determine the source of the contamination and establish its extent. They have not ruled out a longer school closure. Scioto Valley Local School District Superintendent Todd Burkitt made the decision…