2003 CPEO Military List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: 31 Jul 2003 16:59:07 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Aberdeen radiological waste site set to be cleaned up
 
Maryland
WASHINGTON TIMES
Aberdeen radiological waste site set to be cleaned up
July 31, 2003

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP)  The Army is set to begin a multimillion-dollar
cleanup on land contaminated by radioactive waste at the Aberdeen
Proving Ground, even as officials work to destroy more than 1,600 tons
of mustard agent stockpiled there.

Base officials held three meetings last week to update residents on
their efforts to clean the radiological waste yard and the site of the
mustard agent stockpile.

The site on the Edgewood peninsula was the East Coast collection point
for Army radioactive medical and research waste in the 1950s and 1960s.
Until the early years of World War II, it also stored canisters of
mustard agent and other dangerous chemical weapons.

The Army is spending millions every year to clean up the toxic legacy of
the military research and testing site.

The Environmental Protection Agency has a list of priority cleanup sites
on the Edgewood peninsula, including a 1,621-ton mustard agent
stockpile, dumps of old chemical weapons, lab leftovers and radiological
waste.

This article can be viewed at:
http://washingtontimes.com/metro/20030730-093802-3727r.htm

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