2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: StellaVB@aol.com
Date: 29 Apr 2002 22:01:22 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] UXO Response...A Report to the Congressional DefenseCommittees
DoD's FY 2000 Financial Statements provide estimates of the potential liability associated with UXO clean-up costs at closed, transferring and transferred ranges to be $14 billion. DoD does not estimate UXO cleanup costs for active and inactive ranges unless constituents on those ranges are a danger to human health and the environment (e.g., contaminating an aquifer).
In reviewing this document (found on CPEO's TechTree) and reading the
above section, it would appear to me that the first thing any branch of the military should do is to see whether a site fits the criteria listed above. As a RAB member for Camp Bonneville, this site was closed in '95, this criteria has not been of the utmost importance and the few wells that have been dug in recent times are not enough to determine the extent of contamination to the aquifer below nor the migration of it.

It would seem, according to this document, that the first order of
business on these military sites is to determine whether there is contamination to an aquifer yet I do not see this happening around the nation, why?


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