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Army Seeking Public Comment On Proposed Decommissioning Of Former Nuclear Reactor Site

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The site is called the Diamond Ordnance Radiation Facility at the Forest Glen Annex.

Fort Detrick took it over from Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2008. ??And from 1961 to 1977, it housed a small reactor for investigating the effects of radiation on electrical and electronic components.

The reactor was decommissioned in 1980, but a 1998 review revealed residual radioactivity in the former reactor building. The Army is considering five options for decommissioning the site. It says none of them would have significant adverse effects on people or the environment.

The comment period runs through July 29.

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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.

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Will Montgomery County Go "Bottoms Up" On Liquor Laws?

Since Prohibition, Montgomery County has held the purse strings on liquor sales, meaning the county sells every drink from beer to bourbon to local bars and restaurants. But local business owners are pushing back from this system, claiming it lacks efficiency and leaves customers waiting. County officials say they are holding out for alternatives that protect those within the industry. We discuss both sides of the issue today.

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Exelon's Chief Strategy Officer On Its Proposed Takeover Of Pepco

Kojo chats with Exelon's chief strategy officer about the company's vision for electric service in the Washington region, and its argument for why its acquisition of Pepco is in the best interest of customers.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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