|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||14 Nov 2004 18:06:16 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Cornhuster ammo plant land transfer|
Army seeks quick sale of CAAP land|
By Tracy Overstreet Grand Island Independent (NE) November 11, 2004
The Army wants to get rid of all the remaining government-owned land at the Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant in 2005 -- even if it means not fully cleaning the property right away.
CAAP project manager Joe Laird, from the Army Corps of Engineers Omaha office, said he has been directed to accelerate the sale of property and that can only be done if contaminated areas of land are cleaned to a level of one foot below ground instead of the four-foot level currently called for.
The Army's current "fully clean, fully deeded, fully transferred" land policy would require work through 2014 to accomplish before all 20 square miles of the plant are back in private ownership.
"We want to see it disposed of in 2005," Laird said.
The accelerated sale change, which raised concerns from city and county officials, also raised the ire of the Environmental Protection Agency.
For the entire article, see http://www.theindependent.com/stories/111104/new_caap11.shtml
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org
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