2008 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2008 15:29:17 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FUDS: Atlas missile site, Arlington, NE
Cleanup in works for old missile site

August 17, 2008

ARLINGTON, Neb. — In the past 40 years, the Atlas missile site near this small farm town along U.S. Highway 30 has faded from memory and become a footnote to history.

By the mid-1960s, the U.S. military had developed more powerful strategic weapons, rendering Atlas missile sites obsolete. Today, the land near Arlington serves as a place for herds of cattle to graze. Over the next decade, the federal government plans a multimillion-dollar cleanup of toxins buried there during the Cold War.

This summer, a yellow sign staked in the private property advises people that the former military installation is subject to a government permit review by the Washington County Planning Commission, but the sign doesn't explain why.


For the entire article, see

Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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