2000 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2000 00:42:14 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Fences at UXO sites
This query comes from a state regulator. Please respond either to the
CPEO list or to me personally.

Lenny Siegel

1. Does anyone have information regarding what kind of fences are used
throughout the U.S. to prevent human intrusion at OB/OD sites that have
UXO present on the ground surface?

I am especially interested in finding out which OB/OD sites have been
required to install 6- foot or higher chain link fences (with 3 strands
of barbed wire on top).  I am particularly interested in base closure
sites where the DOD retains ownership of the land within the fenced area
because it contains UXO, DOD has transferred the land outside the fenced
OB/OD area for unrestricted access (i.e., recreation), and the fence is
the only mechanism to prevent human intrusion.  In other words, the
public has free access to the land on the other side of the fence and
there is no security force to patrol the fence line.

2.  Does anyone have information regarding the effectiveness of 4 ft,
5-strand barbed wire fences for deterring or controlling human entry
into UXO sites?

3.  Does anyone have information regarding evaluations or studies of the
effectiveness of particular types of fences for controlling or deterring
human entry into UXO sites?


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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