|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 15 Mar 2010 07:34:30 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, FUDS: Spring Valley (DC) journalist dies|
Charlie Bermpohl dies; reported on WWI munitions site in Washington By Patricia Sullivan Washington Post March 15, 2010Charlie Bermpohl, 74, a Washington reporter whose dogged pursuit of the long-running story of buried World War I munitions in the city's affluent Spring Valley neighborhood helped alert residents to the persistence of toxic chemicals beneath their yards, died of complications of throat cancer Feb. 28 at Georgetown University Hospital.
Mr. Bermpohl, a reporter for the Current weekly newspapers, didn't break the story; that happened in January 1993, when a construction crew digging a trench at the home of the American University president found a 75-year-old artillery round.
During the resulting uproar, residents learned that federal analysts had warned the Army in 1986 of potential chemical weapons burial sites on the AU campus. The Army had withheld news about the analysis from city officials and Spring Valley residents, in violation of federal laws and military regulations.
... For the entire article, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/14/AR2010031402669.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 <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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