2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2010 11:04:22 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES: Benicia (CA) and its former Arsenal
Benicia tries to dodge Arsenal bill

By Tony Burchyns
Vallejo Times-Herald (CA)
November 21, 2010

BENICIA -- Details are emerging about a plan to clean up the city's former military base without making private property owners or the city pay the bill.

In a proposal headed to the City Council on Tuesday, today's property owners -- including the city -- would not bear the financial burden of cleaning up any significant U.S. Army contamination discovered at the nearly 3,000-acre Benicia Arsenal.

Further, all parties would be held to the same, known cleanup levels.

The city has been under increasing pressure from state regulators to clean up the Arsenal, a former weapons depot and small arms manufacturer that closed in 1964. Much of the base is now owned by private interests.


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