2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 9 Feb 2005 20:26:39 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Air Force sues Tennessee localities over landfill
Air Force names cities, county in landfill suit

Tullahoma News (TN)
January 24, 2005

COFFEE COUNTY - Sixteen years after Coffee County, Manchester and
Tullahoma stopped using Air Force property adjacent to Central High
School as a landfill, the issue of paying cleanup costs is apparently
going to court. 

The U.S. Department of Justice, "acting at the request of the United
States Air Force," filed a civil suit Thursday in Federal District Court
in Winchester.

The United States of America is listed as the plaintiff in the suit and
defendants are listed as Coffee County, the City of Manchester and City
of Tullahoma.

The suit states "the Air Force has spent at least $9 million to date on
response actions at the landfill," and the defendants are "liable for
all costs of removal or remedial action incurred by the United States."

In addition to asking reimbursement for costs already incurred, the suit
seeks "a declaratory judgment as to liability for costs to be incurred,
to respond to releases and threatened releases of hazardous substances
through response activities undertaken or funded by the Air Force at the
Coffee County landfill, in Coffee County, Tennessee, which is located on
the Arnold Air Force Base."


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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