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Nuclear Regulatory Commission issues violation notice to Army

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 2:48 a.m. HST, Aug 7, 2011

HILO >> The Nuclear Regulatory Commission investigating depleted uranium at Army sites on the Big Island and Oahu has issued a violation notice.

West Hawaii Today reported Friday the notice says a Security Level III violation occurred. But the agency says the Army is to be credited for notifying the NRC about contamination at Pohakuloa Training area on the Big Island and Schofield Barracks on Oahu.

NRC spokesman Scott Burnell says the Army provided adequate information for the violation and that corrective action has been taken.

The NRC says the Army might be subject to increased inspection efforts.

In September the Army completed a health risk assessment that found "no likely adverse impacts" to people working, visiting or living near the training area. 

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