|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 4 Sep 2012 07:35:24 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE, RECYCLING: Concord Naval Weapons Station (CA)|
Concord Naval Weapons Station sitting on pile of recycled gold By David DeBolt Contra Costa Times (CA) August 30, 2012CONCORD -- Officials and planners have described the Concord Naval Weapons Station as a "reuse" of the land. The blueprints call for transforming the more than 5,000 acres of military-owned property -- with its barbed-wire fences and ammunition bunkers emerging from the rolling land -- into a suburban community of homes, shops and schools, with a population more than twice the size of nearby Clayton.
But the term "reuse" also has another application here. The concrete from the bunkers is to be ground up and used as a base for the neighborhood's new roads. Steel from the buildings and miles of rails from the train tracks linking all those bunkers will be recycled to help pay for part of the massive project.
And a set of stained-glass windows commemorating the victims of the horrific Port Chicago explosion is being preserved for a public memorial.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_21436001/concord-naval-weapons- station-sitting-pile-recycled-gold
-- 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 _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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