|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:07:36 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES: Watertown Arsenal (MA) GSA property|
Learn About the Plans to Clean Up the GSA Site on Greenough BoulevardTown Councilor Susan Falkoff and Stormwater Advisory Committee Chair Ernesta Kraczkiewicz write about the history of the site near Arsenal Street, and the upcoming meeting with the Army Corps of Engineers.
Opinion Watertown Patch (MA) November 14, 2012If you drive north on Greenough Blvd between Arsenal Street and Cambridge, the Charles River will be on your right but to the left is “The GSA site,” a desolate area of crumbling cinder block buildings and overgrown wetlands surrounded by chain-link fence. What a mess!
The GSA site was state parkland until 1920 when the Army created a disposal site there, for waste products from weapons research at the Watertown Arsenal. In 1967, the Army turned the site over to the federal General Services Administration (GSA) to prepare it for public use and transfer back to the state.
The military use left contamination from both radiation and toxic chemicals. The part of the Arsenal that is now a thriving office park and arts center had resources from both the Superfund program and a fast track program to clean and reuse closing military bases. The cleanup of the GSA, on the other hand, has been going on for over 40 years.
... For the entire column, seehttp://watertown.patch.com/articles/op-ed-learn-about-the-clean-up-of- the-gsa-site-on-greenough-boulevard
-- 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 <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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