|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||5 Jun 2007 20:37:46 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Hampton Roads (VA) ordnance series|
Part one of five Bombs left behindWhat once was isolated land is now prime - and potentially lethal - real estate.
BY JOHN M.R. BULL AND STEPHANIE HEINATZ Daily Press (VA) June 3, 2007-- The military has left a perilous legacy in Hampton Roads, from bombs embedded in the shores of the Chesapeake Bay to unexploded artillery shells along prime oyster grounds on the James River.
As the military has shut bases, bombing ranges and ordnance depots - and as it prepares to depart Fort Monroe in Hampton - it has left behind a landscape peppered with unexploded munitions that can still claim lives.
And as the region's population has grown with new neighborhoods and business parks, the buffer zones between unexploded bombs and playing children has narrowed.
Boaters, oystermen, students, poachers - and some golfers - are now at risk. In most cases, the military has known of the lingering danger for decades, even generations.
It has done little about it.Some warning signs have been posted. A few studies were done. More are planned.
Cleanup financing is anemic, and at only two sites in the region have any munitions been dug up - on what's now a college campus/office park in Suffolk and on a golf course at Langley Air Force Base.
... For the entire article, see http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-22171sy0jun03,1,7475315.story See also http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-mulberryjun04,1,4851864.story?ctrack=3&cset=true http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-plumtreejun04,1,1046171.story http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-24173sy0jun05,0,4820450.story http://www.dailypress.com/news/dp-22173sy0jun05,0,3247584.story?page=2 -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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