|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 26 Oct 2011 10:33:36 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: Fort Nelson, British Columbia|
Cleanup underway at former U.S. air base in B.C. Former resident remains concerned about contamination Canadian Broadcasting Corporation News October 26, 2011The federal government is paying for a multimillion dollar cleanup of a former U.S. air force base in northern B.C.
The contaminated land is now the site of Fort Nelson's airport, but during the Second World War the landing strip was an air base used by thousands of planes en route to Russia as part of the Northwest Air Staging Route.
When the U.S. forces pulled out at the end of the war they left behind a legacy of contamination, including petroleum hydrocarbons, pesticides and heavy metals from old fuel storage tanks, gas stations and firefighting training.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/10/26/bc- fort-nelson-clean.html
-- 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 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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