2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 23:33:57 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Fort Hunter Liggett (CA) lead releases
Hunter Liggett, two Salinas sites on state's toxic list

Salinas Californian
May. 11, 2012

WASHINGTON - Fort Hunter Liggett, site of live-fire training for the U.S. Army in south Monterey County, continues to rank among the top sites in California for the accumulation of toxic materials, the Environmental Protection Agency says.

The agency's latest Toxic Release Inventory shows the fort generates the 10th highest total in the state of "persistent bioaccumulative toxics" or PBTs.


Live-firing exercises in 2010 generated almost 24,000 pounds of lead from spent bullets at the 165,000-acre site. They also left 16,194 pounds of copper from ammunition casings.


For the entire article, see
http://www.thecalifornian.com/article/20120512/NEWS01/205120311/ Hunter-Liggett-two-Salinas-sites-state-s-toxic-list


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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