2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2011 22:41:40 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLEAN-UP: Kelly Air Force Base (TX)
Frustration lingers over AFB pollution
Government has spent millions cleaning up, and testing continues.

By Don Finley
San Antonio Express-News (TX)
July 9, 2011

For almost a century, generations of workers at the former Kelly AFB cleaned, refueled and repainted military aircraft, from the earliest Curtiss biplanes to the cavernous C-5 Galaxy transport jets.

As they serviced those aircraft, a considerable amount of fuels and chemicals spilled, contaminating the soil and a shallow aquifer a couple of dozen feet below ground.

Over the years, that contaminated water spread for miles beneath the base and thousands of surrounding homes and businesses in three separate plumes. It raised fears of cancer and other health problems, and anger over plummeting property values.


For the entire article, see
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/ Frustrationlingersover-AFBpollution-1459655.php


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