Published: Thursday, August 16, 2007
Key events at Fernald uranium processing plant in southwest Ohio:
1951: Feed Materials Production Center at Fernald is built by U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to refine uranium on a 1,050-acre site 18 miles northwest of Cincinnati.
1989: Production ends. Government settles lawsuit with area residents and the Fernald Medical Monitoring Program is created.
2006: Cleanup of site completed and certified by Energy Department after removal of some 1.5 million tons of waste at a cost of $4.4 billion.
2008: Medical Monitoring Program scheduled to end.
Source: Associated Press