Where is the Fernald Preserve?

Where is the Fernald Preserve?

7400 Willey Road, Hamilton, OH
The Fernald Preserve is a Department of Energy, Office of Legacy Management, site at the location of the former cold-war era Fernald Feed Materials Production Center located mostly in NW Hamilton County, Ohio. The 1050-acre nature preserve is found at 7400 Willey Road, Hamilton, OH 45013.

Is Fernald Preserve safe?

Fernald was part of a chain of more than a dozen sites that helped to build nuclear bombs during the Cold War. Just eight are operational now — they maintain the existing bombs and do not build new ones — and most of the others are far from being considered safe for the public.

Are dogs allowed at Fernald Preserve?

A strict no pets allowed policy is in effect at all times at the Fernald Preserve.

Where is Fernald Ohio?

The Fernald Feed Materials Production Center (commonly referred to simply as Fernald or later NLO) is a Superfund site located within Crosby Township in Hamilton County, Ohio, as well as Ross Township in Butler County, Ohio.

What does Fernald mean?

Fernald is a topographic name adapted from Olde French “four’nelle,” the first French word for “furnace.” Wealthy French immigrants in the United States Germanized the surname into a number of spellings to better fit in with the vast number of British descendants during the late 1880s.

Is uranium an element?

Uranium is a silvery-white metallic chemical element in the periodic table, with atomic number 92. It is assigned the chemical symbol U. A uranium atom has 92 protons and 92 electrons, of which 6 are valence electrons.

What did Fernald produce?

Uranium metal products for the nation’s defense programs were produced at Fernald, including slightly enriched and depleted uranium. Smaller amounts of thorium metal also were produced. Uranium, radium and other radioactive materials contaminated the soil, debris, ground water and surface water.

What happened to Dave Bocks?

David Bocks, who worked at the Fernald uranium plant, disappeared in June 1984. He was presumed dead after human bone was discovered floating in a vat of molten salt at the plant.

What is the nationality of the surname Fernald?