2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2012 15:17:22 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: Canada's DEW Line sites
DEW Line: Canada is cleaning up pollution caused by Cold War radar stations in the Arctic

Sandro Contenta
Toronto Star (ONT)
August 3, 2012

DYE-MAIN DEW LINE STATION, NUNAVUT - In a low-flying Twin Otter, the glaciers of Cumberland Peninsula seem close enough to touch, snaking down from peaks as far as the eye can see.

The view is a stark, stunning expanse of white ice and grey mountains, with polished layers of more recently exposed rock as glaciers retreat ever further.

"That's global warming," says Dave Eagles, an environmental engineer leading a team of federal scientists and officials flying to Cape Dyer, at the peninsula's eastern tip.

Later, as the plane crosses the milky waters of Sunneshine Fjord, human influence on a pristine environment becomes as obvious as a boot cleat in the face.

From the sky, it looks like a giant post-modern flag on the tundra - 5,000 neatly aligned black vinyl bags and white crates, filled, Eagles explains, with soil contaminated by PCBs and lead.


For the entire article, see
http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/1236806--dew-line-canada- is-cleaning-up-pollution-caused-by-cold-war-radar-stations-in-the-arctic


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

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