|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||24 Oct 2007 14:31:05 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Groton Naval Submarine Base (CT)|
Navy Plans To Focus On Heavily Polluted Area At Submarine Base By Jennifer Grogan New London Day (CT) October 24, 2007Groton - The Navy will soon try to clean up what environmental experts are calling one of the most contaminated areas at the Naval Submarine Base.
"I've never seen quite the mix of chemicals I did right there," said Dick Conant, deputy director of the base's environmental division.
Conant was referring to the sediments in the Thames River containing heavy metals; polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), a byproduct of petroleum; and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), chlorinated compounds used as coolants and lubricants in electrical equipment.
To get off the federal Superfund list of the nation's most polluted sites, where it has been since 1990, the Groton base must clean up several sites, including an area along the waterfront known as the lower base, where most of the industrial activity takes place and the submarines are berthed.
... For the entire article, see http://www.theday.com/re.aspx?re=01e59b5f-73fc-493d-a147-bdff8032a1c0 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 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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