|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:55:16 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CLEANUP: Final phase at Groton Naval Submarine Base (CT)|
Sub base cleanup reaches home stretch Contamination removal has taken two decades; two areas left for work By Judy Benson The Day (CT) June 20, 2011Groton - After two decades and roughly $70 million worth of work, the environmental cleanup of the Naval Submarine Base is entering its final phase.
Named in 1990 to the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund list of the nation's most contaminated sites, the base now has two main areas still in need of remediation of the dozens originally identified.
The contamination was caused by the indiscriminate dumping of petroleum products, solvents, paints, metals, tanks that held acids and other materials used on submarines, torpedoes and other equipment over the nearly 150 years the base has been in use by the Navy. All of this left polluted soils, groundwater and sediments offshore in the Thames River.
... For the entire article, see http://www.theday.com/article/20110620/NWS09/306209961/-1/NWS -- 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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