|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 7 Dec 2014 19:44:19 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES, VOCs: Atlas missile site No. 3, Wyoming|
Cheyenne missile site owner lives with contaminated legacy Army Corps estimates mitigation costs for two sites at $175 million By TREVOR GRAFF Casper Star-Tribune (WY) December 7, 2014 The arching frame of a steel gate towering over the rolling prairie 20 miles east of Cheyenne was once the first line of defense for a Cold War weapon considered the world’s last resort. In the 1960s, three intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of traveling nearly 9,000 miles lay waiting beyond the gate. The site’s airmen could send the Atlas D missiles and their nuclear payloads en route to targets across the globe in little more than 30 seconds. The once-lethal silos’ six-foot thick concrete walls now house classic cars, a semi-restored caboose and the remains of a failed tire disposal venture. Missile silos are now mere storage facilities. … For the entire article, see http://trib.com/news/cheyenne-missile-site-owner-lives-with-contaminated-legacy/article_83783a25-5b8c-5ebc-ae56-021411fde5bc.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.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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