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By Rick Wayman|June 3, 2019

Ohio Middle School Closed Indefinitely After Enriched Uranium ☠️ Found Inside
An Ohio middle school has closed for the remainder of the academic year after tests discovered traces of enriched uranium and neptunium-237 inside. While the source has not yet been identified, some locals have been quick to blame the nearby Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, which previously produced enriched uranium, including weapons-grade uranium, for the U.S. government until 2001. Nearby homes and bodies of water have also tested positive for both enriched uranium and neptunium.

Anne White, Assistant Secretary for the Department of Energy's Environmental Management division, which is in charge of cleaning up the Portsmouth site, resigned due to the scandal.

David Brennan, “Ohio School Closed After Enriched Uranium Discovered Inside,” Newsweek, May 14, 2019.

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