2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 14:32:44 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE, COMMUNITY: Ft. Devens' (MA) remaining cleanups
Just two items remain on Devens toxic cleanup list

By M.E. Jones
Nashoba Publishing (MA)
March 27, 2009

AYER -- Sweeping out the toxic aftermath from nearly a century of military activity is no small task, as evidenced by the ongoing cleanup effort at the former Fort Devens.

More than 350 areas of concern (AOCs) were identified after the base closed in 1994. Now, by the Army's accounting, there are only two.

In 1996, the Army tackled its cleanup job at Devens under the auspices of its Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) arm.

Today, most AOC sites have been addressed, said BRAC environmental consultant Robert Simeone, and just two remain on the Army's to-do list: The landfill at Shepley's Hill and Nonoacious Brook and the body of water it drains into, Plow Shop Pond.

But because monitoring continues at some sites, the environmental watchdog group PACE still considers them of concern, said PACE president Laurie Nehring.


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Lenny Siegel
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