2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:18:43 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES: Watertown Arsenal (MA) GSA property
Clean Up of Former Army Site Beginning Soon, Will be Turned into Recreation Land

Contamination will be removed from the GSA site, on Greenough Boulevard, and buildings will be torn down to make way for wetlands and passive recreation.

By Charlie Breitrose
Watertown Patch (MA)
November 20, 2012

Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers revealed general plans for removing the last of the contamination from the former Army facility along Greenough Boulevard in Watertown on Monday night.

The project, which is being paid for out of the federal Superfund program [probably not - LS[, includes removal of PCB contaminated soil, demolishing old Army buildings and creation of a new wetland, said Michael Kunce, project manager with Charter Environmental, the contractor hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to oversee the cleanup.

Surveys found some "hot spots" for PCB contamination where there is more than 50 ppm of contamination was found in a former burn pit used to dispose of depleted uranium and other materials.


For the entire article, see
http://watertown.patch.com/articles/clean-up-of-former-army-site- beginning-soon-will-be-turned-into-recreation-land


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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