2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 09:58:04 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Camp Bonneville editorial
In Our View: Pay for the Cleanup
Camp Bonneville project must resume with commitment from Army officials

Columbian (WA)
June 3, 2011

Clark County commissioners remain correctly focused on a simple concept: Whoever made the mess at Camp Bonneville needs to clean it up. That would be the Army, which for eight decades used the 3,840- acre site in east county as an artillery range and training area. A dangerous mix of munitions remains buried on the grounds.

If only the cleanup were as simple as the concept. County leaders have been unable to convince Army officials that it’s long past time to agree on a new cleanup contract. This week the county commissioners got a little tougher; they gave recalcitrant Army officials a July 14 deadline to commit to continue funding the cleanup. “The negotiations with the Army have always been difficult,” said Pete Capell, director of Clark County Public Works, in a Thursday Columbian story. “It’s not our responsibility to clean up their mess. We don’t have the resources to do it in the first place.”


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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