2013 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 05:08:44 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] BUDGET: "Nation's budget problems slow NASA [Ames Research Center]'s toxic cleanup
Nation's budget problems slow NASA's toxic cleanup

Daniel DeBolt
Mountain View Voice
March 26, 2013

Until budget problems are sorted out, NASA officials say they plan to simply put a fence around piles of contaminated soil that could harm wildlife in Moffett Field's wetlands.

On March 15 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered NASA to clean up piles of contaminated soil near the Bay Trail at Moffett Field that threaten to contaminate a former salt pond along the trail.

The soil -- excavated from other areas of Moffett -- are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), zinc, lead, chromium, cadmium, and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT). According to the Environmental Protection Agency, erosion of the soil mounds into the adjacent ponds poses a threat to wildlife, including the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse.


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