2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 12:23:22 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: South Korea draft Environmental Assessment
Chemicals in US base poisoned groundwater

By Lee Tae-hoon
Korea Times
June 28, 2011

An opposition lawmaker Tuesday disclosed a 2011 U.S. environment assessment draft report that documents water contamination caused by chemical disposal at Camp Carroll in Chilgok, North Gyeongsang Province.

According to the draft obtained by Rep. Hong Hee-deok of the minority opposition Democratic Labor Party, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Far East District (FED) identified a leak of toxic chemicals into water at the U.S. logistics base in 2004.

"The size of the waste buried cell was approximately 25 meters long, 14 meters wide and 6 meters deep." the report said.


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