|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 17 Oct 2011 10:20:49 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Little Rock Air Force Base (AR) former skeet range|
15 acres of land made 'ecologically safer' at Little Rock AFB By Staff Sgt. Jacob Barreiro 19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs, US Air Force October 17, 2011LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. - Nearly 15 acres of the base, previously used as a skeet range in the 1960s, is an ecologically safer place today because of a restoration project that excavated 36 million pounds of contaminated soil, or enough to fill 450 semi- trucks, and replaced it with more than 3,000 trees and recycled soil and mulch.
There was cause for concern when a site-wide investigation of Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., revealed that the soil in the former base skeet range had high levels of lead contamination. People are susceptible to lead contamination through air, water, soil and retail products. Prolonged exposure to lead can lead to toxicity in the heart, nerves, kidneys and reproductive systems, which can lead to physical ailments such as headaches, nausea and seizures or even death.
The base's environmental restoration office was able to respond to the contamination hazard with a project that would not only remove the contaminated soil, but replenish the damaged earth with trees and provide a better environment for base wildlife and people on the base in the process.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.dvidshub.net/news/78613/15-acres-land-made-ecologically- safer-little-rock-afb
-- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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