|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 1 Aug 2011 08:52:43 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] ROCKETS: Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (FL)|
[This reminds me of my 1990 report, "No Free Launch." - LS Shuttle, rocket liftoffs leave legacy of costly cleanups at KSCNASA will spend millions removing chemicals from deep beneath launch pads
Jim Waymer Florida Today July 30, 2011NASA spent decades to send men to the moon, launch the space shuttles and build a laboratory in space, and now it will take a century to clean up the chemical messes left behind.
Plumes of carcinogenic chemicals used in the launching of the space shuttles, Apollo moon shots and other rockets seeped deep into sandy soils beneath launch pads and other structures at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
They form viscous toxic goo that will take $1 billion in cleanup costs agencywide over many decades, and could bog down funding for next-generation spacecraft.
NASA estimates it will spend $96 million in the next 30 years at KSC, including $6 million this year. The Air Force says it will take another $50 million to get the rest of its cleanups at Cape Canaveral under way by 2017.
... For the entire article, see http://www.floridatoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011107310321 See also Turns out, Kennedy Space Center critters are pretty healthy http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20110731/NEWS01/107310322 -- 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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