The Paducah Sun
The Paducah Sun
Tuesday, August 22, 2000
Paducah, Kentucky

DOE landfill being excavated

STEVE VANTREESE/The Sun


A heavy equipment operator moves a bucket of earth and long-buried waste one containing a metal beam out of an excavation at a U.S. Department of Energy landfill site on Ogden Landing Road behind the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The area is being excavated under the direction of the U.S. Department of Justice as part of an investigation into allegations that previous plant operators falsified reports on the extent of contamination at the plant and reports about what type of material is buried in the landfill.