|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 3 Nov 2014 23:48:10 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL, CLOSURE: "U.S. refusing to cover decontamination costs for five military bases slated for return" to Korea|
US refusing to cover decontamination costs for five military bases
slated for return
By Lee You Ju-hyun Hankyoreh (So. Korea) November 3, 2014With bases slated for return to South Korean control, many have harmful levels of chemical contamination The return of five US military bases to South Korea is being held up over Washington‘s refusal to pay decontamination costs for the sites after a government inspection found all five to have “harmful” levels of soil and underground water contamination, a lawmaker is claiming.
Woo Won-shik, a lawmaker with the New Politics Alliance for Democracy, announced on Nov. 2 that Korea Environment Corporation harmfulness assessments gave “harmful” ratings to all five of the US military bases that are currently being discussed for a return to South Korean control.
Woo cited Ministry of Environment briefing data for the sites, which include the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO) in Busan; Camp Casey and Camp Hovey in Dongducheon, Gyeonggi Province; and Camp Eagle and Camp Long in Wonju, Gangwon Province.
... For the entire article, seehttp://english.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_international/ 662671.html
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