U. of Arizona Dismantles Campus Nuclear Reactor

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona (UA) is dismantling a nuclear reactor near the Student Union building that was once used by the College of Engineering for research. Officials claim the facility is being dismantled due to disuse, not because of any misconduct on the part of researchers.

According to KGUN9, university police were unwilling to share details of the project, saying only that it was “construction.” Johnny Cruz, a university spokesperson, confirmed on Dec. 19 that the construction was actually the decommissioning of UA’s 50-year-old nuclear reactor.

Cruz stressed that the radioactive material from the site was being removed under strict federal guidelines and that there is no danger to the public.

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