2013 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2013 07:52:38 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES: Reusing former bases in Nebraska
Reusing contaminated lands in Nebraska

By NET News
KVNO Radio News (Omaha, NE)
December 30, 2013

Lincoln, NE - Inside an old military bunker east of Hastings, Neb., Ronnie Sanchez reads from a sign painted on the wall.

"In this one bunker, they had 143,000 pounds of missile, 500,000 pounds of smokeless powder, and another 500,000 pounds of pyrotechnics. If you multiply that by all of them, you think about how much stuff they were storing in all these bunkers out here," Sanchez said.

We're at the former site of the Hastings Naval Ammunition Depot, where millions of pounds of explosives and bombs were assembled and stored from World War II into the early 1960s. Row after row of the concrete structures - many covered with sod - still cover the landscape. But Sanchez isn't a military officer. He's the project leader for the Rainwater Basin Wetland Management District, which manages about 24,000 acres across south-central Nebraska for migrating birds.


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Lenny Siegel
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