U.S. RADIUM CORP.
Superfund Site Profile
The U.S. Radium Corp. site is located in Orange, New Jersey. From 1917 to 1926, the U.S. Radium Corporation operated a radium processing plant at the 2-acre area. Waste from the plant was disposed of on and off the facility property, contaminating the site and nearby properties with radium-226. Radium-226 emits ionizing radiation and decays into radon gas. When people are directly exposed to radiation, inhale radioactive dust particles, or inadvertently ingest radioactive particles they may suffer adverse health effects in the form of an increased risk of certain types of cancer.
The radium-processing plant extracted and processed radium from carnotite ...
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