2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:21:53 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES, GLOBAL: Saipan (CNMI) soil excavation
I-Denni remediation on hold
Volume of contaminated soil 250 pct. more than anticipated

By Haidee V. Eugenio
Saipan Tribune (CNMI)
March 29, 2012

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has temporarily suspended its remediation in I-Denni on Capital Hill while waiting for additional funding needed, now that the volume of excavated polychlorinated biphenyl- and lead-contaminated soil-now at least 2,099 cubic yards- is proving to be much larger than the original estimate of only up to 600 cubic yards.

PCB and lead are toxic chemicals associated with serious health and environmental concerns.

The volume of PCB- and lead-contaminated soil so far excavated from the I-Denni pit is almost 250 percent more than the original estimate of only up to 600 cubic yards, a figure earlier provided by the Division of Environmental Quality.

The pit in I-Denni, sometimes referred to as Edoni, was used by the U.S. military during and after World War II as a waste repository. It has been identified as a formerly used defense site, or FUDS.


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Lenny Siegel
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