2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 22:11:12 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PRESERVATION: North Head Lighthouse (WA) lead cleanup
North Head toxic cleanup begins

Chinook Observer
October 11, 2011

ILWACO - Passion for a local landmark and dedication to preserving it are beginning to pay off for Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse.

The object of their affection - an 1898 lighthouse designed by Carl Leick - has been in a sorrowful state recently, showing noticeable signs of deterioration. After 113 years of mighty storms and salt spray, the huge sandstone blocks supporting the tower look downright cancerous.


Back in 1993, Congress directed the USCG to transfer North Head, Cape Disappointment and Point Wilson lighthouses to the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission. But transferring ownership was complicated when soil samples taken from North Head confirmed the landscape is contaminated with confetti-sized flakes of old lead- based paint. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 requires USCG to address contamination issues before a title transfer can be processed.


For the entire article, see
http://www.chinookobserver.com/news/north-head-toxic-cleanup-begins/ article_72ee5e60-f48b-11e0-b20b-001cc4c002e0.html

(You may need to cut and paste the link.)


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545
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