2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 17:04:13 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Nomans Standard
The Nomans Standard, referred to in the President's Vieques Directive,
is anything but clear. (President Clinton's January 31, 2000 Directive
on Vieques states, "the Live Impact Area will be swept for ordnance and
fenced to meet the same range standards used after the closure of the
live impact area [at Nomans Land Island] used by Naval Air Station,
South Weymouth, Massachusetts.") Does the document refer to remediation
accomplished thus far, or will the Vieques response be updated when more
is done on Nomans Land?

More cleanup be done there, because the Massachusetts Department of
Environment Protection (MADEP) says that the island "has outstanding
safety and remediation issues." In a June 14, 1999 letter to the
Department of Interior, MADEP wrote, "Public forums on the remediation
of Nomans Land Island have shown the public's interest in the
restoration of the Island to meet the needs for safe public access and
wildlife protection. The management and remediation of the Island is
feasible to a level that is protective to both the current
(unauthorized) public access and future authorized access."



Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 222B View St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/968-1126

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