Ross Environmental Action is a group of citizens living and working in the Ross area who have dedicated time and energy to maintaining and restoring the environment of southwestern Ohio. Though we are active in a number of environmental causes, our current chief focus is the environmental remediation at Ross Feed Materials Production Center.
For over 30 years, the Ross Feed Materials Production Center (RFMPC) produced high-grade uranium products for our country's defense program. Production began in the early 1950s and continued until the late 1980s. At that time, the process of environmental remediation began.
Environmental remediation is a multistage process. The following diagram briefly outlines the process. Completed stages are shown with crosshatching.
The Department of Energy (DOE), the oversight agency for cleanup of RFMPC, invited a number of local citizens' groups to join the Ross Citizens' Advisory Board. The Ross Citizens' Advisory Board has been extremely active in the process of setting cleanup priorities, establishing waste disposal guidelines, and offering suggestions for future use of the plant area.
Ross Environmental Action is a strong supporter of DOE's cleanup efforts, which include state-of-the-art remediation strategies, a living history project, long-term health monitoring, and unique future-use ideas. We look forward to the day when the only reminders of the plant's presence are a public monument and the restored wooded areas and wetlands so important to the local ecology.
Visit the Remediation Gallery for pictures of the latest cleanup projects at RFMPC.
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