|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 27 May 2011 16:12:28 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: Korean bases not checked|
No Environmental Checks Carried Out at Former U.S. Facilities Chosunilbo May 26, 2010The government failed to conduct environmental damage assessments at 113 U.S. military bases that were returned to Korea between 1990 to 2004, a Defense Ministry official admitted Wednesday.
"According to a special agreement on environmental protection under the Status of Forces Agreement in 2001, the U.S. military has no obligation to clean up environmental pollution at installations returned to Korea before 2005, and we had no authority to investigate them," the official said. "As a result, we could not conduct any environmental damage assessments on 113 U.S. bases that were returned until 2004, and to my knowledge no such assessment took place after their handover."
Altogether 191 U.S. military installations have either been returned to Korea or will be returned. Forty-six have been handed back since 2005, and 32 more are left.
... For the entire article, seehttp://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/ 2011/05/26/2011052601060.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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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