2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 16 Apr 2007 00:56:08 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] 14 South Korean bases need cleanup
14 U.S. bases returned to S.K. still lack environmental cleanup
Seoul, Washington at odds over needed procedures, including soil decontamination

The Hankyoreh (S. Korea)
April 14, 2007
While the United States agreed with South Korea in July last year to return its military bases after cleaning up environmental contamination there, 14 bases were formally returned on April 13 without completion of cleanup or rehabilitation.

Accordingly, the South Korean government will use taxpayers' money to clean up contaminated soil and other waste remaining on the grounds of the former U.S. military bases. The Ministry of Environment predicted this will cost as much as 40 billion won (US$42 million), but private environmental organizations say the budget will be in the hundreds of billions of won.


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