|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 07 Jun 1996 09:06:59 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||LOCKHEED MARTIN ENVIRONMENTAL|
From: Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org> LOCKHEED MARTIN TESTIMONY Lockheed Martin is the giant defense contractor formed recently through the merger of Lockheed and Martin Marietta. Its Energy and Environment Sector manages the Energy Department's cleanup programs at Oak Ridge (Tennessee), the Idaho National Engineering Lab, and the Sandia National Lab in New Mexico, as well as remediation efforts at several other locations. Albert Narath, the President of that Sector, testified before the House National Security Committee on March 21, 1996. Though most of his testimony focused on Energy Department (DOE) issues, some of his comments were relevant to the Defense Department (DoD). For example, he warned: "Given current cost estimates for restoration of DOE and DoD sites, it might appear tempting to slow actual clean-up efforts and concentrate on the development of more cost-effective site remediation technologies. However, this would be a mistake, not only because it would be in violation of existing clean-up commitments, but because the current state of technology properly managed can deal with many of the nation's most pressing environmental problems." He also announced that M4, a joint venture of Molten Metal Technology, Inc. and Lockheed Martin, "is proposing to establish regional CEP [catalytic extraction process] facilities on or near major DoD facilities (such as Air Logistics Centers) throughout the country to process DoD hazardous wastes. If constructed, these facilities could recycle close to 100% of DoD's hazardous waste, as well as process materials associated with base cleanup. Technical and business discussions are continuing with a number of facilities. The capital investment for these facilities would come from the private sector. The Government would provide a guaranteed waste stream that would be processed on a fixed-price basis at fair market prices. This vision for getting DoD to zero generation of hazardous waste by recycling hazardous waste products is in keeping with the goals of the both the current Administration and the Secretary of Defense for pollution prevention, privatization and joint use initiatives." Of course, if the Air Logistics Centers prove too successful at materials substitution and other pollution prevention activities, the Defense Department might not be able to guarantee a large, steady waste stream for much longer.
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