Funds sought for cleanup at UA nuclear reactor test site built in late 1960s

Most of waste taken away; reactor core removal awaits

Posted: December 18, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Visitors and officials from the University of Arkansas and Energy Solutions speak Jan. 19 during a tour of the shuttered SEFOR nuclear facility near Strickler in southern Washington County.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Cleanup at a nuclear reactor test site built in the late 1960s began this year after three decades of waiting. Thousands of pounds of low-level radioactive waste have since been trucked away from rural Washington County to specialized waste facilities outside the state.

U.S. Sen. John Boozman

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