Title: Monster Mystery at SRS
Source: DC Bureau
Author: Joseph Trento
Date: February 9th, 2012
Highly radioactive snakes, frogs and even a three-legged gator populate the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site.
When you pour, for more than 50 years, radioactive material into a 300 square mile area of South Carolina that is a glorified swamp, strange things are going to happen. Now it appears SRS has a monster mystery on its radioactive hands.
Stumpy the SRS alligator has some serious competition – possibly a new breed of spider that thrives in highly radioactive cooling ponds. A spider web like substance found in cooling pools caused enough concern that SRS officials filed a report with the Defense Facilities Safety Board. The Daily Mail reports a possibly new and weird kind of spider that thrives in radioactive cooling pools may be responsible for making webs among the most dangerous of SRS’s nuclear waste. [...]
Read the report here
h/t Anonymous tip
Trento worked for CNN’s Special Assignment Unit, the Wilmington News Journal, and prominent journalist Jack Anderson. Trento has received six Pulitzer nominations. See more of his reporting on SRS here: MOX plant using weapons-grade plutonium being built at S. Carolina site with ominous looking reactors -- Located on top of region's most dangerous fault line (PHOTOS & VIDEO)
Published: February 10th, 2012 at 10:18 am ET