|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 1 Nov 2010 11:16:26 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] DIOXINS: Impact of propose new standards|
New dioxin rules might force more cleanupsIf the guidelines receive final approval, federal and state officials will examine sites with known contamination
John Flesher Associated Press/MSNBC October 31, 2010MIDLAND, Mich. — The government has spent many millions of dollars in recent decades cleaning up sites contaminated with dioxin and, in extreme cases, relocating residents of entire neighborhoods tainted by the toxin.
But tough new pollution standards proposed by the Obama administration could require additional dioxin cleanups at scores of abandoned factories, military bases, landfills and other locations declared safe years ago, officials say.
If the guidelines receive final approval, federal and state officials will examine sites with known dioxin contamination to identify those needing work and what the work will cost. Among those expected to be reviewed are notorious places such as the former village of Times Beach, Mo., where about 2,000 people were relocated in the 1980s after dioxin-laced waste oil was sprayed on roads to control dust.
... For the entire story, see http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39936737/ns/us_news-environment/ -- 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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