|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 26 Mar 2012 06:01:10 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE, FUEL: North Charleston (SC) Navy tank farm|
Brownfield testing Charleston County wins federal grant By Bo Petersen Charleston Post and Courier (SC) March 26, 2012The old Tank Farm looks almost bucolic, with its rolling swales and old oaks. But when the huge fuel tanks were removed, questions remained.
The U.S. Navy stored nearly 300,000 barrels worth of petroleum fuel in six giant, earth-covered tanks on the 65-acre site on Carner Avenue in North Charleston.
When the tanks were taken out in the 1990s, there was controversy over how to clean up the site. Navy officials flatly conceded cost would be a factor in what they did.
The Tank Farm -- like a lot of other abandoned lots around the old Navy base, up and down the Neck area and across the county -- became a brownfield, a leftover, possibly polluted industry property. Nobody could really be sure just how safe it was to live, work or play there.
... For the entire article, see http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2012/mar/26/brownfield-testing/ -- 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 <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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