|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||5 Oct 2007 07:20:36 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-IRF] Engineer Proving Ground (VA) cleanup|
Clearing the Dirt Remediation, contamination checks ongoing at EPG. By Amber Healy Springfield Connection (VA) October 3, 2007The countdown is on, and with each passing day, the September 2011 deadline for changes at the Engineer Proving Ground in Springfield creeps ever closer.
Work began last week on the new office for 8,500 workers in the National Geospatial-Intellgence Agency, which will consolidate three offices into one on the EPG as mandated by Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) orders issued in 2005 and signed into law in 2006.
Before anything can be built on the 800-acre site, the Army must complete a thorough clean-up of the area, ensuring the soil is safe for construction and the workers who will one day populate the area.
"We are remediating all known ranges and doing some transecting of areas that were not known to be [artillery] ranges but may have some unexploded ordinances of any kind," said Jim Turkel, chief of the Belvoir Integration Office with the Army Corps of Engineers. According to him, clean-up is underway, going well, and the surprises have been few so far.
... For the entire article, see http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=88100&paper=72&cat=104 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Installation_Reuse_Forum mailing list Installation_Reuse_Forum@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/installation_reuse_forum
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