2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:25:36 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Weymouth (MA) wants more cleanup at former Naval Air Station
Concerns linger over cleanup at old air base

By Emily Sweeney
Boston Globe
October 13, 2011

Weymouth officials say they have concerns about the environmental cleanup efforts at the former South Weymouth Naval Air Station, and have asked their congressmen to step in and make sure the job gets done right.

In a letter to the Massachusetts congressional delegation, the Weymouth Town Council expressed worries about how the Navy plans to deal with parts of the old air base, including three specific sites that might have been contaminated by harmful substances such as oil and solvents. The town officials are hoping their congressmen will put pressure on the Navy and the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up any polluted areas to the highest standard possible.

The Town Council’s concerns come at a critical time for the shuttered military facility, which is being redeveloped into a new "smart growth’" community known as SouthField. Construction of homes is underway in one section of the property, which spans 1,400 acres in Weymouth, Abington, and Rockland, and the first residents recently moved into completed homes.


For the entire article, see
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/10/13/ south_weymouth_air_base_cleanup_questioned/


Lenny Siegel
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a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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