|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 9 Nov 2012 08:31:56 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Air Force to ship McClellan AFB (CA) waste to Idaho|
Air Force ships Calif. radioactive waste to Idaho landfill Katharine Mieszkowski and Matt Smith California Watch November 9, 2012After California regulators refused to allow the U.S. Air Force to label residue from radioactive aircraft instruments as "naturally occurring" - declaring it unsuitable for a Bakersfield-area dump - the military turned to Idaho with the same story.
There, military officials met with success. The Air Force is now sending radioactive waste from Sacramento County's McClellan Air Force Base to a Grand View, Idaho, hazardous waste landfill.
This solution involved a bit of legal semantics rejected in California despite 10 months of Air Force lobbying: The military claimed radium dust left over from glow-in-the-dark aircraft instruments actually was naturally occurring, putting it the same relatively lax regulatory category as mine tailings, according to government memos obtained by California Watch through a public records request.
... For the entire article, seehttp://californiawatch.org/dailyreport/air-force-ships-calif- radioactive-waste-idaho-landfill-18655
-- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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