2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 11 Feb 2005 18:46:03 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] DU not a topic for Jefferson Proving Ground (IN) RAB
[This is startling! The Army apparently says the RAB shouldn't discuss a
serious contaminant at Jefferson Proving Ground because it doesn't plan
to clean it up. I don't understand why the Army believes it has no
obligation to remediate either unexploded ordnance or depleted uranium
in the 50,000-acre impact area. - LS]

Depleted uranium no longer a topic for JPG board

By: Peggy Vlerebome
Madison Courier (IN)
February 3, 2005

Radioactive depleted uranium that the Army left behind at Jefferson
Proving Ground won't be discussed anymore by the JPG Restoration
Advisory Board.

The reason is that DU never should have been a topic for the board
because it doesn't fit into the federal government's definition of what
can be addressed by restoration advisory boards at closed military
bases, board co-chairman Paul Cloud told board members last night.

"The RAB should not become a sounding board for non-restoration
environmental issues or other community concerns," Cloud read from the
guidelines for restoration advisory boards.

Depleted uranium has been a major topic at the JPG board's quarterly
meetings. The area at the former munitions testing site that is
contaminated with DU is fenced off, and the Army says it can never
remove the depleted uranium because the same area contains tons of
unexploded ordnance, making removal too dangerous.


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
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