Weapons to Wetlands: A Decade of Difference

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On October 29th, the US Department of Energy will host an event celebrating the transformation of the Feed Materials Production Center (Fernald). Join the Department of Energy for this special event between 10:00am and 2:00pm at the Fernald Preserve Visitors Center located at 7400 Willey Road, Hamilton, Ohio 45013.

After decades of contaminating the water wells, radium being stored in silos, waste pits out in the open, and rows of rusting 55-gallon drums; the transformation from a nuclear site to a nature preservation center is a powerful celebration for all energy employees. Fernald is the largest environmental remediation in Ohio’s history and has helped other nuclear sites reform for the better.

The Weapons to Wetlands story showcases how workers and residents came together, worked with the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Ohio EPA to clean up the area and make it the landmark it is now.

All are welcome to come to the 1,050-acre Fernald Preserve between 10:00am and 2:00pm on Saturday, October 29th. Everyone will be able to see the undeveloped park, tour the first LEED Platinum building in Ohio, learn more about the Cold War History, and walk many of the 7 miles of trails now available to the public. At 11:00am the Department of Energy will host a brief program featuring speakers from the site’s cleanup era and present long-term stewardship mission.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with Cancer due to their work at Fernald, please contact us.