|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 6 Feb 2012 18:16:49 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE: "BRAC cleanup costs linger long after installations close"|
BRAC cleanup costs linger long after installations close By ANDY MEDICI | Federal Times February 6, 2012Two thousand acres on Monterey Bay in California, once home to the Army's Fort Ord, now is the site of California State University, Monterey Bay, thousands of homes and a growing number of shops.
The former field artillery target range was closed in 1994 as part of the 1991 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process.
But more than 18 years later, the work of cleaning up the hazardous materials and unexploded weapons there continues.
The Army has spent more than $258 million cleaning up the installation and expects to pay another $110 million.
Even as the administration prepares to ask Congress for one or two more rounds of base closures as part of its 2013 budget, the government - and taxpayers - are still on the hook for cleaning up old military installations closed during earlier rounds.
... For the entire article, see http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20120206/FACILITIES02/202060307/1001 -- 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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