|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||17 Aug 2005 23:27:06 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Chino (CA) lawsuit over unearthed WWII munitions|
[This site is not an old range, but the case raises the emerging issue
of developers paying for munitions response and seeking compensation
from the military, later. - LS]|
Unearthed WWII munitions spur Inland suit against Army
INLAND: A developer is suing the Army, asking to be reimbursed for cleanup costs at the site.
A World War II pilot on a training mission over the Inland region in 1943 crashed his fighter plane in a tomato patch and died despite farmers trying to save him by tossing dirt on his burning body.
Explosive remnants of that long-forgotten tragedy -- munitions and cannon shells -- were uncovered in present-day Chino in the vicinity of a future school where hundreds of children living in a master-planned community would be walking and playing.
The discovery two years ago astonished the developers who said they spent more than $3 million sifting through 25 acres of dirt to remove the explosives. Now they want the Army to pay them back.
For the entire article, see http://www.pe.com/breakingnews/local/stories/PE_News_Local_D_fighter17.13497251.html
-- 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 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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