2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 May 2011 21:24:43 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES: Lockbourne Air Force Base (OH) landfill
Landfill-cap plan at Rickenbacker worries Lockbourne residents

Toxins too dangerous to stay there, they say

The Columbus Dispatch
May 4, 2011

A plan to clean up hazardous waste that the military buried in an old landfill at Rickenbacker Airport doesn't do enough to protect area residents and groundwater, Lockbourne village officials say.

From 1951 through 1979, garbage and other waste was routinely dumped on the ground and in open trenches dug in a 105-acre woods along the western edge of the former Lockbourne Air Force Base.

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers analysis of that landfill, discussed during a public hearing on April 28 in Lockbourne, detected hazardous concentrations of toxic metals, compounds and PCBs in the soil and groundwater.


For the entire article, see
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/05/04/ landfill-cap-plan-at-rickenbacker-worries-lockbourne-residents.html


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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