2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: 27 Sep 2007 05:22:56 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Twin Island range, Lake Murray, SC

’40s bombing runs may have left mark
Tests find traces of possible contaminants, but area residents aren't worried

The State (SC)
September 26, 2007

Two tiny islands in the middle of Lake Murray still bear scars from their roles as targets of World War II aviators.

Consultants hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers found traces of what could be contaminants on the Twin Islands. Further tests are needed to determine if the levels are dangerous.

Traces of lead, aluminum, cadmium and barium remain from bombs and ammunition dropped on the islands more than 60 years ago, the study found.

But the levels discovered aren’t high enough to put the 6 acres of gravel and sand that comprise the islands off-limits to the public.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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