2013 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 4 May 2013 18:18:09 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, REUSE: Fort Ord (CA) cemetery site
Fort Ord cemetery site not contaminated, state says

Agency rejects claim that chemical contamination is a risk

Montery County Herald (CA)
May 3, 2013

The state Department of Toxic Substances Control has rejected contentions by a Fort Ord advisory council that the proposed site of a veterans cemetery is unsafe.

The department said there is no danger of chemical contamination, as alleged by Mike Weaver, co-chair of the Fort Ord Community Advisory Group.

Weaver said in a March 30 letter that the Parker Flats area pegged for the cemetery was "dangerous" because it is contaminated with toxic chemicals and unexploded military supplies.

"I want to assure (you) that the property has been cleaned up appropriately for its intended use," responded Stewart W. Black, deputy director of the department's Brownfields Environmental Restoration Program, which oversees the cleanup on Fort Ord.


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