|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 10 May 2013 11:14:37 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: "McMurdo [Antarctica] enviornmental monitoring project finds small signs of recovery"|
Containing contamination McMurdo enviornmental monitoring project finds small signs of recovery By Peter Rejcek Antarctic Sun May 10, 2013 Time is ever so slowly eating away at the bad habits of the past.A decade-long environmental monitoring program at McMurdo Station is showing that contamination around the facility and the nearby marine ecosystem is holding steady or slightly decreasing.
“The terrestrial environment is really fairly clean,” noted Andrew Klein , an associate professor at Texas A&M University , which has participated in the study every year since 2003 after a three-year pilot project that began in 1999 to establish the monitoring protocols.
...The latest report card is looking pretty good, especially for the nearby marine environment that was polluted during the early decades of the USAP after the U.S. Navy established McMurdo Station in the mid-1950s.
... For the entire article, see http://antarcticsun.usap.gov/science/contenthandler.cfm?id=2847 -- 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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