2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 28 Jan 2005 00:57:32 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Swedesboro (NJ) Nike site
Report: Former base poses no major risk

Woolwich officials hope to use 13-acre plot for businesses

Cherry Hill Courier-Post (NJ)
January 27, 2005
WOOLWICH - The final draft of an environmental study done at an
abandoned missile base here is in and the results show no major
contamination issues and no serious risk to township residents.

While still a preliminary assessment, the news puts the township one
step closer to possibly buying the roughly 30-acre base, which is owned
by the federal government and split into two parcels along Paulsboro
Road north of Route 322.

Township officials are eyeing the 13-acre tract closest to Route 322 for
business uses. The land is zoned as a mixed commercial district and it
was the site of the base's administrative buildings and not the
launching pads, said Ted Lovell, who chairs the township's PH-58 Nike
Base Advisory Committee.

The base was known as Swedesboro Battery PH-58 before it closed around
1973 and it was armed with Nike missiles, which were designed and
manufactured in the late 1950s.


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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
Fax: 650/961-8918
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