|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 9 Jul 2013 15:15:44 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] COMMUNITIES: Former Ft. Devens (MA) RAB discusses arsenic sites|
Army begins soil removal to decontaminate Plow Shop Pond By M.E. Jones Nashoba Publishing (MA) July 8, 2013DEVENS -- The Devens Restoration Advisory Board met June 20 to discuss a pair of projects in the pipeline: sediment remediation at Plow Shop Pond, identified in the Army's overall clean-up plan as Area of Concern 72, and site remediation at the Shepley's Hill Landfill, a former Fort Devens dumping ground.
Closed now for many years, Shepley's Hill has been identified as the source of higher than normal arsenic levels in nearby Plow Shop Pond and an "arsenic plume" proceeding from the site to the water table below the lower half of Ayer's Main Street.
The Army's Base Realignment and Closure Division (BRAC) has been working with the RAB on plans to clean it up.
State and Federal agencies such as EPA and DEP raised some sticking points, however, such as whether the extent of the proposed cleanup was sufficient; that is, could the affected ground water be restored to its original, drinkable state? EPA's Ginny Lombardo said it was doable but the Army considered it unnecessary.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.nashobapublishing.com/auto/news/ci_23618718/army-begins- soil-removal-decontaminate
-- 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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