2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 16 Feb 2005 20:15:30 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Former Lowry Bombing and Gunnery Range (CO)
Bombs away

Colorado Daily 
FEbruary 16, 2005

The physical cleanup of the Former Lowry Bombing and Gunnery Range near
Aurora is only a quarter of the way done but already behind schedule.

Jeff Edson, Remediation and Restoration Unit Leader with the Colorado
Department of Public Health and Environment, told an environmental
studies class at CU on Tuesday that 26 percent of the sprawling range
has been swept for old ordnance as of the end of January.

Edson brought the carcasses of rusty bombs for show-and-tell to
professor Adrienne Anderson's undergraduate class, "Environmental
Ethics: Race, Class & Pollution."

The bombs he brought weren't live, of course.

He said "hundreds of thousands" of pieces of munitions - used bullets
and used bombs - have been recovered from the site since the mid-1990s,
while about 3,000 pieces of live ordnance - grenades, mortars, rocket
warheads, anti-personnel mines, fragmentation bombs and mustard gas -
have been safely destroyed.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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