|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 7 Mar 2014 09:18:31 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "Toxic cleanup 75 percent done at former George Air Force Base" (CA)|
Toxic cleanup 75 percent done at former George Air Force Base by Shea Johnson Victorville Daily Press (CA) February 27, 2014VICTORVILLE • Ongoing since the early 1980s, an expected $150 million- plus cleanup of contaminated soil and groundwater at the former George Air Force Base is roughly 75 percent complete, an Air Force Civil Engineer Center spokeswoman said Wednesday. However, she said remnants of some chemicals may stick around for five centuries.
During the base’s active years between 1941 and 1992, routine aircraft maintenance tasks spilled or leaked contaminants such as jet fuel, gasoline, paints and solvents into the ground and water. Pesticides used in the base’s housing area also polluted the environment. George was placed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List in 1990.
Of 213 problem sites at the 5,062-acre facility, now Southern California Logistics Airport, 171 sites have so far been remedied, according to AFCEC spokeswoman Linda Geissinger.
... For the entire article, see http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/toxic-45291-done-victorville.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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