|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:27:15 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FORMER SITES: Tom Nevers area, Nantucket (MA)|
Tom Nevers under Army Corps scrutiny for unexploded ordnance By Jason Graziadei Nantucket Island Inquirer (MA) March 17, 2011Remnants of Nantucket's military history continue to be unearthed around the island, as unexploded ordnance have been relatively-common discoveries in the areas formerly used for target practice by the U.S. Navy during and after World War II.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to take a keen interest in mitigating the risk to Nantucket residents, and is currently embarking on its latest inspection and ordnance-removal project in a large area of Tom Nevers.
The 2,896-acre site - roughly bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Tom Nevers Road to the east, Nantucket Memorial Airport to the west and Milestone Road to the north - was used between 1943 and 1946 as an air-to-ground missile range for the training of Navy pilots, and is one of many former military installations around the country under review by the Department of Defense's Munitions Response Site Prioritization Protocol.
... For the entire article, see http://www.ack.net/tomneversordnance031711.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 <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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