2014 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:32:10 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs, FORMER SITES: "Report upbeat" on former Schilling Air Force Base (KS) TCE
Report upbeat on Schilling mess
Contamination might not be as bad as originally feared

Salina Journal (KS)
August 23, 2014

Contamination is still in the soil and water under the former Schilling Air Force Base, but preliminary data suggests it's not as bad in some areas as originally feared.

Experts with Dragun Corp., the company hired to map a plan for cleaning up the mess left by military operations at the former base, which closed in 1965, on Friday updated representatives of the Salina Public Entities -- city of Salina, Salina Airport Authority, Kansas State University and Salina School District -- and others from the community.

The entities learned over the past 20 years that plumes of pollution, primarily the solvent TCE, or trichloroethylene, are in the soil and groundwater that is moving toward city water wells. TCE was used as a degreaser to wash aircraft and weapons at the base.

For the entire article, see


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