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Gold May Have Too Much Glow. / Joby Warrick, Washington Post.
Saturday, August 14, 1999; Page A1
'It was one of the most secretive missions at a factory that was all about secrecy: Nuclear warheads, retired from service and destined for the junkyard, were trucked at night to the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant to be dismantled, hacked into unrecognizable pieces and buried.
Workers used hammers and acetylene torches to strip away bits of gold and other metals from the warheads' corrosion-proof plating and circuitry. Useless parts were dumped into trenches. But the gold – some of it still radioactive – was tossed into a smelter and molded into shiny ingots.'
Cancer caused by radioactive gold rings. / E M Callary.
CMAJ, VOL. 141, SEPTEMBER 15, 1989.