|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 12 Mar 2010 19:01:12 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Viequenses (PR) protest burning, detonation|
Vieques residents give EQB 'ultimatum' on cleanup by Juan A. Hernandez Puerto Rico Daily Sun March 11, 2010A group of Vieques residents delivered an ultimatum Wednesday to Environmental Quality Board President Pedro J. Nieves, demanding that the agency take charge and stop the controlled burning of vegetation and the surface detonation of bombs and munitions left on the island after decades of military maneuvers by the Navy.
"Since they [the EQB] have not paid any attention to our claims ... and since there is abundant information demonstrating that contamination continues on Vieques, it is our duty to put pressure on the government," Vieques activist Ismael Guadalupe said at EQB headquarters. "I think the possibility of us being heard is vanishing, so we will have to do whatever is necessary for us to protect our children."
The island is a Superfund site and the cleanup is beingdone by the military, with the oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency and EQB.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.prdailysun.com/news/Vieques-residents-give-EQB-ultimatum-on-cleanup
-- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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