|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 5 Jun 2013 21:23:20 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] COMMUNITIES: Environmentalists question plan for Scott Air Force Base landfill|
Environmentalists question Air Force plan to spend $4.6 million to
clean up old Scott Air Force Base landfill
By MIKE FITZGERALD Belleville News-Democrat (IL) June 5, 2013MASCOUTAH - After spending more than $20 million capping Scott Air Force Base's defunct landfill, the U.S. Air Force plans to spend another $4.6 million monitoring the site for chemical contaminants over the next 30 years.
But the monitoring plan -- which was unveiled during a public hearing Wednesday night at the MidAmerica St. Louis Airport passenger terminal -- received a lackluster response from representatives of environmental groups present.
A representative of the Air Force contractor overseeing the cleanup presented four alternative plans.
The first plan called for taking no action at all, while the second -- the preferred option -- called for spending $4.6 million on the monitoring of contaminants such as iron and arsenic that could move into nearby Mosquito and Silver creeks.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.bnd.com/2013/06/05/2645049/environmentalists-question- air.html
-- 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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