2003 CPEO Military List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: 2 Apr 2003 19:11:03 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Federal officials narrow environmental exemptions
At this time, CPEO has not seen any revised legislative language that
would narrow the applicability of the Readiness and Range Preservation
Initiative language at perchlorate sites, as described in this article.
Wednesday, April 02, 2003
Copyright  Las Vegas Review-Journal
Federal officials narrow environmental exemptions

WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration has reworked plans to seek
environmental exemptions for military bases after fielding complaints
its proposal would let the Pentagon walk away from cleanup of
perchlorate in Henderson and other sites in the nation.

Defense Department and Environmental Protection Agency officials told
senators Tuesday the Pentagon has narrowed the bill to satisfy those who
said it would jeopardize perchlorate removal.

In Southern Nevada, the rocket fuel ingredient was found to be leaking
into Lake Mead from a plant operated by Kerr-McGee Corp. in Henderson.
The company is performing a cleanup and has sued the Defense Department
for reimbursements.

The revised bill states that environmental exemptions would apply only
to operational military installations and not research facilities or
other sites, Senate aides said.

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