The Paducah Sun
The Paducah Sun
Saturday, October 07, 2000
Paducah, Kentucky

West Kentuckians may have insights into nuclear cleanup

EDITOR: Let's take deep pride, handshakes, hugs all around for and with the men and women who completed the magnificent "Drum mountain" cleanup at our gaseous diffusion plant. A time for prayer and dedication.

Our people did the whole job for $7 million. When you hear current estimates of what nuclear cleanup costs around our nation, not even counting costs around the world, are going to run mounting into the trillions well, maybe we are coming up with some unique insights as resourceful west Kentuckians on how to get this critical job done safely, quickly, efficiently, cleanly, thoroughly, with ingenuity, for pennies on the dollar.

Here in far west Kentucky we might indeed become an important technical education and training center for the world on "can-do nuclear cleanup."

Next, to help the Russian government with cleanup of their military installations? Working with deepest respect for the furtherance of peace for the sake of our generations to come. Truly our new century's jubilee celebration lies before us.

TOM BARLOW

Paducah