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Press Release, Naval Air Station Patuxent River

Do you have any information about the historical use or disposal of radiological material at Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS PAX River)?

The U.S. Navy is conducting assessments across naval installations, to include NAS PAX River, regarding the historical use and disposal of general radioactive materials (G?RAM). Examples of G?RAM include radioluminescent personnel markers, deck markers, electron tubes, thoriated welding rods, certain types of engine exciters, thorium lenses, radioisotopes, and depleted uranium counterweights.

Depleted uranium counterweight

If you have any information about the historical use or disposal of radiological material at NAS PAX River, the Navy would appreciate your input and recollections. If you would like to participate in an interview and/or wish to provide your recollections, please dial 844?604?6370 or email (HRA_CH2MHILL@ch2m.com) with your contact information. 

Thoriated welding rods

All information provided will be considered in the preparation of an assessment report for NAS PAX River. Please note that all comments, including personal information provided, are subject to the Freedom of Information Act and may be made publicly available at any time.