Army to dispose of nuclear waste

The Army signed a contract with EnergySolutions for disposal of low-level nuclear waste. See the press release here. It is a five year contract worth over $20 M. There is no description of where the waste is being generated, but it is most likely from the manufacture or disposal of Depleted Uranium ammunition. This is used by a variety of Army weapons such as the 25mm cannon on M2/M3 Bradleys, the 30mm on AH-64 and the 120mm on the M1 tank for vehicular targets.

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