2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2011 13:04:54 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] DIOXANE, VOCs: Air Force and Tucson Airport (AZ) cleanup
Air Force yet to decide on dioxane cleanup

Tony Davis
Arizona Daily Star
July 10, 2011

The Air Force says it isn't ready to accept responsibility for paying to remove 1,4-dioxane from the south side's underground aquifer.

The Air Force's statement came in response to comments from Tucson officials last week that they want the Air Force to pay to build and operate a treatment plant to remove the chemical, a carcinogen. The city announced plans to pay $10 million to build the plant, get it online by 2013 and seek reimbursement from the Air Force.

Tucson Water officials said they believe the Air Force should pay because much of this pollution came from Air Force contractors.

But Friday, the Air Force countered, "The source and responsibility for the cleanup is still being investigated. Once all studies are complete, EPA (the Environmental Protection Agency) will determine the appropriate response action. Since the investigations are ongoing, it is premature to assign responsibility to any party."


For the entire article, see
http://azstarnet.com/news/local/article_b29c556c-c55e-53ba-8053- ca8c5194d189.html


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