2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: 17 Sep 2007 15:59:50 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Anniston Depot (AL) TCE
Strategies sought for TCE cleanup project in Anniston

Birmingham News (AL)
September 17, 2007

Agencies looking at a potentially 1,000-year environmental cleanup project in Anniston still are working on how to take the first step.

Members of the Anniston Army Depot's Restoration Advisory Board agreed last week to go back to the drawing board in an effort to clean up high levels of trichloroethylene, or TCE, at the depot. It could be another six months before the board's members settle on a solution.

TCE was used for several decades at the base to remove grease from metal equipment, such as tanks, and then disposed of in ditches and lagoons, eventually entering the groundwater. It is still used at the depot with small arms, but in greatly reduced quantities, said Patrick Smith, the depot's environmental engineer.


Scott Hughes, a spokesman for the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, said U.S. Army studies have identified an area of groundwater about a mile long and a half-mile wide that is contaminated with varying levels of TCE.


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Lenny Siegel
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