2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Apr 2011 13:37:58 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, REUSE: Unexploded Ordnance at Mare Island (CA)
Does death still lurk in Mare Island soil?

By Jessica A. York
Vallejo Times-Herald (CA)
April 3, 2011

Nearly 10 years ago, the Navy drew to a close years of work removing buried munitions -- some unexploded and therefore highly dangerous -- from the southern-most portion of Mare Island.

In March, the Navy's Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) office announced that contractors will be unearthing thousands of newly detected metallic "anomalies" that could be anything: a spoon, maybe a railroad spike.

Or even unexploded ordnance.

The new development comes nearly 10 years after a Times-Herald investigation, published in May 2001, that unveiled serious allegations of mismanaged cleanup and remaining safety concerns.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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