2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: 27 Jun 2007 22:14:18 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Curtis Bay (MD) Coast Guard yard
Area at Curtis Bay to be left
No need for cleanup under dry docks, Coast Guard says

By Dan Lamothe
Baltimore Sun (MD)
June 27, 2007

The Coast Guard plans to take no action to clean up the first of seven contaminated sites at its yard on Curtis Bay.

A proposed new remediation plan - the first completed for the Superfund site - found that though cyanide, lead and other dangerous substances remain in the sediment under dry docks on the property, the level are too low to warrant concern.

"It's an acceptable risk," Robert DeMarco, environmental engineer for the yard, said yesterday. "The numbers are decided by the [Environmental Protection Agency], and they're very conservative numbers."

DeMarco said he did not have test results yesterday, but the action plan for the dry docks will be discussed at a public meeting tomorrow night at the Coast Guard yard. The action plan is subject to change based on concerns raised by the public, officials said.


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Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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