The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio on September 21, 1991 · Page 8
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The Cincinnati Enquirer from Cincinnati, Ohio · Page 8

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A-8From Page A-1 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Saturday, September 21, 1991 ANYTHING YOU WANT, EVERYTHING YOU NEED.. HURRY, THESE SALE PRICES GOOD ONLY CHARGE & EARN SATURDAY, SEPT. 21,1991 Voinovich seeks federal grant to monitor facilities' cleanup AT OUR RED BANK STORE ONLY! CASH BACK! up to $150 annuallyl r ftmknt Cr) Cart Ponfcr 10 to 50 Qawinncl entirely pleased with the request. "More bureaucracy," said Norma Nungester, a member of Fernald Residents for Environmental Safety and Health (FRESH). "It looks like they've found a way to spend more money." In addition to the monitoring money, Voinovich and Donald Schregardus, Ohio EPA director, asked Watkins to create a single Ohio "operations office" to coordinate its cleanup efforts. DOE now manages its cleanup efforts in Ohio from offices in Oak Ridge, Tenn., or Albuquerque, N.M. I t L the federal grant will be the largest approved by Washington, Voinovich's office said. "For decades, DOE facilities operated behind the veil of federal immunity and strategic national security interests with virtually no outside scrutiny," Voinovich told Leo Duffy of the DOE's Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management in a letter mailed Friday. "As you know, this resulted in serious environmental problems of an unparalleled magnitude," Voinovich said. "Ohio, with several DOE facilities, faces a significant challenge in dealing with these issues." Fernald-area residents were not OWJJJmM Enquirer reporter Elizabeth Neus contributed to this story. r"Ti n m n ! The new agreement between the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy to clean up the former uranium foundry at Fernald pushes back deadlines (or remedying pollution. Here Is a comrjarlson between - WenzelBibb Jr. Camo Sleeping Bag Reg. $23.99. Save over 25. Now . $16" Sunbeam, Worthington ono & Assorted Portable T j? Charcoal Grills Off Originally $1 3.99-S1 9.99. Now Our Reg. Price . 1 BY DICK KIMMINS Enquirer Columbus Bureau Ohio's governor asked the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Friday for $36 million to monitor Washington's cleanup of Fernald and four other federally owned facilities in the state. "Ohio must be able to look over the federal government's shoulder and ensure that cleanups are prompt and thorough," said Gov. George Voinovich. Since 1989, the DOE has given money to states to set up local programs to monitor federal efforts to clean up polluted facilities. If Energy Secretary James Wat-kins approves Voinovich' s request, Fernald CONTINUED FROM PAGE A-1 Energy Secretary James Watkins and EPA Administrator William Reilly stressed the agencies' improved relations. Watkins said the new schedules were "technically sound milestones." Reilly called them "reasonable." Sen. John Glenn, an Ohio Democrat and a sharp critic of DOE, commended the agencies for writing a "balanced and well thought-out agreement." "The agreement recognizes the need for a more realistic cleanup time frame, while at the same time accelerating numerous cleanup efforts that can be accomplished in the near term," Glenn said. But Lisa Crawford, head of a citizen-watchdog group, said she was "very unhappy with the extended deadlines. It's like they bought themselves a whole lot of time." And Ohio Attorney General Lee Fisher called the deadlines "far too generous," noting that they would cause cleanup costs to escalate. The 1,050-acre Fernald plant in northwest Hamilton County refined uranium into metal for use in nuclear weapons and in reactors that produced plutonium. During 37 years of operation, Fernald contaminated area ground water, streams, soil and air with tons of radioactive materials and toxic chemicals. DOE says it needs $2.9 billion for cleanup just remove or treat wastes. Inmost cases, actual cleanup will continue for years alter the method Is selected. 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Environmentalists and delegates said lack of U.S. agreement was a major impediment to a treaty to be signed by heads of state at the so-called "Earth Summit" next June in Brazil. The round that concluded Friday was the third of five negotiating sessions. "If the U.S. says they're not going to sign, many countries have said they won't sign either," said Adam Markham, a spokesman for the World Wide Fund for Nature. Human contributions of carbon dioxide come primarily from burning fossil fuels like coal and oil. The gas traps heat in atmosphere much like the glass on a greenhouse roof. The United States accounts for about one-quarter of the world's man-made emissions of the gas. Bush administration officials say the U.S. energy profile relies more on cars and other vehicles to fuel its transportation network than Europe and more on coal to produce its electricity than most European countries. 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