|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:21:01 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: Former US Naval Annex at Morgan’s Point, Bermuda|
Documentary raises questions about contaminated water at US camp used
by Bermuda Regiment
By Tim Smith Royal Gazette (Bermuda)[While the focus of this article is on training visits to Camp Lejeune, NC, it does mention a former U.S. base in Bermuda, one I had never heard of before. I find it hard to believe that fuel contamination is limited to two acres. - LS]
Bermuda Regiment soldiers' exposure to contaminated water at a United States camp was not enough to affect their health, according to the commanding officer.
...The former US Naval Annex at Morgan’s Point is now the subject of a proposed $2 billion hotel development, but Government has said it will cost $30 to $40 million to clean up pollution left behind by the Americans 17 years ago.
Last night, developer Craig Christensen argued the scale of the mess is much less than previously claimed.
He said just two out of the site's 248 acres contain pollution, including jet fuel which goes 60 feet beneath the surface, and thousands of gallons of black oil in Bassett's Cave.
... For the entire article, see http://www.royalgazette.com/article/20120420/NEWS/704209939 -- 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
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