Radioactive material site in Broken Arrow capped, but needs maintenance

BROKEN ARROW, Okla — A former seven-acre landfill in Broken Arrow has been capped with clay after crews discovered radioactive material near Kenosh...

January 14, 2023
9:28 AM

BROKEN ARROW, Okla — A former seven-acre landfill in Broken Arrow has been capped with clay after crews discovered radioactive material near Kenosha and 219th East Ave.EPA officials say they added another foot of clay cap material, followed by a grass seed mixture developed for the clay. It was then compacted, and topped off with a mat to prevent erosion. They also have the property fenced in.The property was discovered to have levels of Thorium 232. According to the EPA, Thorium 232 on the ground is a health risk due to the buildup of Radium 228.

Justin Ayer