|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 19 Aug 2008 15:29:17 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FUDS: Atlas missile site, Arlington, NE|
Cleanup in works for old missile site BY JOHN FERAK OMAHA WORLD-HERALD (NE) August 17, 2008ARLINGTON, 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 http://www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=2798&u_sid=10408219 -- 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@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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