2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: mervtano@iiirm.org
Date: Mon, 1 May 2000 11:09:01 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] May 1, 2000 LA Times Article re Base Conversions


Extensive Pollution Stalls Base Conversions
Development: Total cleanup cost at the 12 worst California sites is expected to
be $3.6 billion.

Special to The Times

After a decade-long struggle to weave dozens of former military bases into
California communities, pollution left behind by the armed forces has
complicated and stalled ambitious plans to convert the 12 most heavily
contaminated bases into industrial parks, museums, airports, housing and other
civilian uses.

These facilities, representing 41% of the state's closed bases, are plagued by
some of the worst pollution in America.

Although at least $1.6 billion has been spent on environmental problems at the
sites, records and interviews show that none have been fully converted to
civilian use. Not one has been fully cleaned up and, on several, not all of the
pollution has been evaluated.

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