|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||9 Jan 2005 20:38:40 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Portsmouth Naval Shipyard cleanup|
Shipyard cleanup costs: Who pays if Navy ships out? By JAMES BAKER Foster's Sunday Citizen (NH) January 9, 2005 In the wake of revelations that the Department of Defense is seeking exemptions from laws governing toxic waste cleanup, officials say the Navy will continue to honor its obligation to an ongoing environmental project at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Despite the assurance, some environmental activists are not convinced. "I don't feel confident the DOD will meet its obligations at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard or anywhere else," said Kyla Bennett, head of the New England chapter of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility. Two months ago, PEER was responsible for releasing a draft revisions to a 1996 directive built on a pledge "to display environmental security leadership within Department of Defense activities worldwide," according to the New York Times. The draft revisions eliminate the reference to environmental security, and emphasize instead that it is the Pentagon's role to sustain the national defense mission. Potential risks to the environment and worker safety, it says, should be addressed as part of a larger effort to manage risks, save money and preserve readiness. ... For the entire article, see http://www.fosters.com/January2005/01.09.05/news/su_01.09.05c.asp -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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