2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 8 Jan 2005 01:48:13 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] "No playing field on former Army site"
Con Com: No playing field on former Army site

By Dan Atkinson
Watertown TAB & Press (MA)
January 7, 2005

A Cambridge school has expressed interest in building on the former GSA
cleanup site on Greenough Boulevard, but the Watertown Conservation
Committee said the land is unfit for construction, and should be
returned to a wetland. 

Buckingham, Browne and Nichols, a private school with a location right
on the Cambridge-Watertown border, requested information about the site
on Dec. 8, according to Greg Watson, the town planner. The school is
interested in building an athletic facility on the site, according to
Conservation Agent Bruce Roberts. The site is currently owned by the
federal government. 

Officials from the school were not available for comment due to a snow

The site was formerly used by the Army to stabilize scraps of uranium,
which led to soil and water contamination. The site was declared free of
harmful radiation levels in 2003, but the Conservation Committee
maintains the contamination present is still too much for any
construction to take place, according to Chairwoman Marylouise


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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
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