2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2010 16:13:15 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FUDS: Watertown Arsenal (MA) GSA site dioxin
Soil tests show dioxins at site of former Watertown Arsenal

By Sarah Thomas
Boston Globe (MA)
July 2, 2010

A consulting firm has released soil tests that show the extent of contamination on nearly 12 acres that were once part of the former Watertown Arsenal.

The results indicate the presence of cancer-causing dioxins and other soil contaminants, but have not yet been analyzed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, said project manager Ellen Iorio.


The so-called General Services Administration site, which was used for storing and sometimes burning spent uranium tailings for the munitions industry during World War II, is located on Arsenal Street and Greenough Boulevard and has been overgrown for years.


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