2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:44:42 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FORMER SITES: Searching for uranium bullets at the Springfield (MA) Armory
State checking Springfield campus for uranium from old bullets

By Kay Lazar
Boston Globe
March 17, 2011

State public health investigators will be scouring Springfield Technical Community College today, searching for more than 1,000 rounds of used ammunition containing depleted uranium that might have been left behind by the Army 40 years ago.

Army officials recently notified the state Department of Public Health that an estimated 1,400 "spotting rounds" had been shipped in the early- to mid-1960s to what was then the Springfield Armory. The rounds, used at a gun range, contain small amounts of depleted uranium, but they are not generally considered hazardous, health officials said.

"The risk to public health is extremely low, but we thought it important to make people aware of this because they will be seeing people with portable gauges, seeing if they can detect radiation," said Suzanne Condon, director of the state Bureau of Environmental Health.


For the entire article, see
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/03/17/ state_checking_springfield_campus_for_uranium_from_old_bullets/


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

Military mailing list

  Prev by Date: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FORMER SITES: Tom Nevers area, Nantucket (MA)
Next by Date: [CPEO-MEF] REGULATION: Radford Ammo Plant (VA) seeks more time
  Prev by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FORMER SITES: Tom Nevers area, Nantucket (MA)
Next by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] REGULATION: Radford Ammo Plant (VA) seeks more time

CPEO Lists
Author Index
Date Index
Thread Index