2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 3 Jan 2005 16:39:43 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MMR small arms ranges due for upgrade
Base ranges due for upgrade
National Guard specialists look at ways to improve firing areas and
protect drinking water.

Cape Cod Times
January 3, 2005

CAMP EDWARDS - An upgrade to the Massachusetts National Guard firing
ranges could have an environmental benefit. 

Last month, specialists from the National Guard Bureau visited Camp
Edwards to review the various ranges on the Upper Cape base. They will
consider ways to bring the antiquated ranges into the modern age and
possibly prevent any munitions from seeping into the soil.

Recent research has raised questions about the solubility and toxicity
of tungsten, a component of the so-called green bullets used at the base
since 1999.

Those bullets replaced the more common lead ones banned by the
Environmental Protection Agency because of concern for Cape drinking water.

In 1997, the EPA halted all live firing on the base, including lead ammunition.


For the entire article, see


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
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