2002 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 13 Sep 2002 20:51:05 -0000
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Money transferred for flyover
Money transferred for flyover

By Dennis J. Carroll

The Hawk Eye

The Army took an another step toward a tree?top flyover of the Iowa Army
Ammunition Plant Wednesday, transferring about $500,000 to the plant for
the radiation?detection project.

"It will be a fence?to?fence operation, covering all 19,000 acres," said
the Middletown plant's commander, Lt. Col. Yolanda Dennis?Lowman.

Officials hope to conduct the flyover in mid to late October before
winter sets in.

A specially?designed helicopter will fly over the plant with high?tech
radiation gear as part of an effort to scout for possible sources of
radioactive contamination that may still be lying around from decades of
nuclear weapons production.

The Army initially balked at conducting the flyover, contending it is
not necessary and would not answer important questions about
contamination, but relented during a meeting of Pentagon officials in
Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack's office last month.

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