2003 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 21 Nov 2003 19:50:29 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Soil cleanup set at depot
Soil cleanup set at depot
Project to cost nearly $2M
By Jim Hook
Letterkenny meeting

One of the final major soil cleanups at Letterkenny Army Depot should
get under way next spring.

The latest cleanup will cost nearly $2 million. Cape Environmental,
Exton, is expected in June to begin carting off lead-contaminated soil
from four acres, according to Bryan Hoke, Letterkenny environmental
cleanup coordinator.

The four acres are among 210 acres of Army land that the Chambersburg
Area School District plans to use as a recreation area.

"It's one of the last of the big soil cleanups on (depot land)," Hoke

The Army has spent more than $100 million since 1979 to clean up land
and groundwater at the military installation north of Chambersburg.

Depot land is being returned for community use under the rules of BRAC,
or the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. The rules require the
Army to begin cleaning polluted land or groundwater before the land can
be returned to a community.

Letterkenny is returning about 1,450 acres, most of it for the
Cumberland Valley Business Park being developed by the Letterkenny
Industrial Development Authority. The Army has returned 561 acres so
far, with another 307 acres slated for conversion before the end of the

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