2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 07:09:33 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Air Force clearing BLM land near the Utah Test and Training Range
[Years ago, when the problem of unexploded ordnance on U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land near the Utah Range was discovered, many people, including BLM officials, doubted that it would ever be cleaned up. It's happening. - LS]

Hill AFB removing old unexploded bombs around test range

Ogden Standard-Examiner
May 25, 2012

The Bureau of Land Management, the State of Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration, and Hill Air Force Base are in the early stages of an unexploded ordnance removal project in areas near the Utah Test and Training Range.

All partners met last week to discuss the cleanup actions that are currently being conducted on BLM property adjacent to the UTTR in the west desert of Utah. Cleanup will include location and removal of unexploded ordnance and explosive residue that was left from open detonation disposal operations of surplus or aged munitions post World War II era.

BLM is currently reviewing different management alternatives to protect the public during this extended UXO removal project. "Public safety is our priority," said Kevin Oliver, BLM West Desert District Manager. "We know for certain that signs will be placed in areas of concern for public information as a first step to addressing the issue." The project will cover thousands of acres and is projected to take place over a 10 year period.


For the entire article, see
http://www.standard.net/stories/2012/05/24/hill-afb-removing-old- unexploded-bombs-around-test-range


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

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