2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 07:23:35 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLEANUP: Norfolk Naval Station (VA) construction complete
Navy reaches Superfund milestone at Norfolk base

Scott Harper
The Virginian-Pilot
November 2, 2010

NORFOLK - It took 27 years and cost $100 million, but the Navy has completed all construction work at the Norfolk Naval Station as part of its Superfund cleanup, officials announced Monday.

Superfund is the nickname of a federal program, overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency, in which hazardous wastes are required to be removed and the site restored to a semblance of its former self.

Norfolk Naval Station, the largest Navy base in the world, was added to the Superfund list in 1996. But the Navy had been working on the problem before then on its own, beginning in 1983.

As part of the mammoth undertaking, the Navy and its contractors investigated 170 locations where contamination was suspected and took action at 10 specific sites.


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