2002 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 3 May 2002 17:10:23 -0000
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Textron pledges cleanup at base
Textron pledges cleanup at base 
The contractor takes responsibility for contamination at its former 
weapons test site at Camp Edwards. 
CAMP EDWARDS - As the National Guard pours more than $300 million into 
the Camp Edwards cleanup, one of the base's longtime tenants has agreed 
to pay its share.

Officials from Textron Systems, one of several Defense Department 
contractors on the base from the 1970s to the 1990s, have signed a 
consent order with the federal Environmental Protection Agency taking 
responsibility for their former site on the base.

The Wilmington-based company tested tactical weapons on a series of 
ranges near the Sandwich border, an area called the J-Ranges.

The company also briefly stored weapons loaded with depleted uranium 
there, a revelation that has raised concerns among Upper Cape residents 
and officials.

"We're doing our part to make sure, from the ground up, we clean up the 
J-3 Range and go from there," said Joanne Tingle, an environmental 
official for Textron. "We're being forthcoming and we're actively 
assisting in whatever we can do to help."

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