TOWN OF PINES, Ind. (AP) — Environmentalists in northwestern Indiana are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study what they say are abnormal radiation levels in a town of about 800 residents.
Members of a group called PINES, or People in Need of Environmental Safety, say they found higher than normal levels of radiation in The Pines in 2009 but that the EPA declined to study it. They are urging the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission to request its own EPA study.
EPA health physicist Eugene Jablonowski tells The Times in Munster (http://bit.ly/SoATm0 ) that the study conducted by former EPA employee Larry Jensen doesn't conform to the agency's standards and that there's no need for further review.
The planning commission will meet Dec. 13 and consider the request.
Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com