|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||13 May 2005 03:56:53 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-IRF] BRAC bases on the "Superfund" National Priorities List|
Dozens of closed military bases on EPA list of worst toxic sites|
By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press (San Francisco Chronicle) May 12, 2005
Thirty-four military bases shut down since 1988 are on the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund list of worst toxic waste sites - most of them for at least 15 years - and not one is completely cleaned up.
As the latest base-closing commission begins its work, an examination by The Associated Press shows EPA is concerned with incomplete pollution cleanups at more than 100 Defense Department facilities. Other military-related cleanups are being led solely by states.
EPA lists 10 sites with problems such as groundwater contamination not yet fully under control. Five are in California; the others are in Arizona, Florida, Tennessee and Oregon.
For the entire article, see http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2005/05/11/national/w232413D19.DTL
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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