|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 20 Jun 2008 11:08:15 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, ENCROACHMENT: Army denies Pinon Canyon (CO) uranium|
Army denies Pinon Canyon contaminated by uranium Army expansion opponents even surprised by state representative's claim. By PETER ROPER THE PUEBLO CHIEFTAIN (CO) June 20, 2008Fort Carson officials have to be wondering this week if their much-resisted effort to expand the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site is worth it.
Having barely finished containing a wildfire that burned nearly 50,000 acres of the training site northeast of Trinidad, Army officials were confronted Wednesday with allegations from state Rep. Wes McKinley, D-Walsh, that he has soil samples showing unusually high concentrations of uranium at four sites on the 238,000-acre site.
"I certainly don't think Congress should be thinking about expanding Pinon Canyon until we get answers to the questions about where the uranium came from and whether that land needs to be cleaned up," McKinley said Thursday.
... For the entire article, see http://www.chieftain.com/articles/2008/06/20/news/local/doc485b5f3e052cd139733501.txt -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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