|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||16 Apr 2007 00:56:08 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] 14 South Korean bases need cleanup|
14 U.S. bases returned to S.K. still lack environmental cleanupSeoul, Washington at odds over needed procedures, including soil decontamination
The Hankyoreh (S. Korea) April 14, 2007While 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.
... For the entire article, see http://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/202976.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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