|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 16 Jul 2013 14:30:14 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION: Army investigating Ft. Bliss (TX) bunker|
Fort Bliss officials say nuclear contamination not a risk to general
By Dave Burge El Paso Times (TX) July 16, 2013FORT BLISS - The military is beginning an investigation into possible nuclear contamination found in a Cold War-storage bunker in an area northwest of Biggs Airfield, Fort Bliss officials announced Tuesday morning.
Army, Air Force and Pentagon officials are also investigating reports that contaminated residue, from things like rags used to clean nuclear weapons were buried in sealed containers in this area known as the Snake Pit.
Military officials are in the "infancy" of the probe, but there are no reasons for the general public to be concerned about health risks, officials said.
An Air Force veteran who worked at Biggs during the early 1950s contacted the Air Force Safety Center about his concerns, especially about the possibility of military housing being built in this area in the future. Fort Bliss officials said there are no plans to build housing in this area.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.elpasotimes.com/newupdated/ci_23669399/fort-bliss- officials-say-nuclear-contamination-not-risk
-- 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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