|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 20 Oct 2009 21:11:24 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: South Korea-U.S. cleanup negotiations|
Solution for US Base Cleanups in Sight By Oh Young-jin, Bae Ji-sook Korea Times October 20, 2009A thorny issue over who will pay for the environmental cleanup of U.S. military bases being vacated is finding an amicable solution, Korea's top environment policymaker said.
Environment Minister Lee Maan-ee spoke to The Korea Times last Thursday for the paper's 59th anniversary interview series from his office at the Gwacheon Government Complex in Gyeonggi Province.
"A survey initially underestimated the costs of cleaning up Camp Hialeah in Busan by 25 percent but U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) will take care of it before returning it," said Environment Minister Lee Maan-ee during an exclusive interview with The Korea Times last week.
Regarding Camp Madison in Uiwang, south of Seoul, where an oil spill has been the target of public grievance, Lee said, "The USFK will conduct a survey and clean it up before returning it to us."
... For the entire article, see http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2009/10/117_53900.html -- 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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