2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 14 Feb 2010 13:09:09 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, REUSE: Former Cornhusker Ammo Plant (NE)
New investigation launched at CAAP

By Tracy Overstreet
Grand Island Independent
February 13, 2010

The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered a new investigation of contamination at the former Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant west of Grand Island -- including the possible dumping of waste from Hurricane Katrina.

The investigation was prompted by reports of severe health problems by two former workers of DTE Rail Services and reports of the unloading of a hurricane waste train in the summer of 2006 at the DTE site.

DTE Rail Services offers railcar repairs and storage.

"The issue with the potential of exposure at DTE Rail Services got this on the radar," said Bill Gresham, remediation project manager at the EPA's Kansas City office. "It's been raised relatively recently."

DTE is located at the former Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant west of Grand Island. The 20-square-mile Cornhusker plant was built in 1942 and produced artillery shells, mines, bombs and rockets for World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. It was put on standby status in 1973 and declared excess in 1989. The public sale of the land began in 1998.


For the entire article, see

See also http://www.theindependent.com/articles/2010/02/13/news/local/11425567.txt


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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