|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:28:44 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FORMER SITES: "Funding Bill Provides $17 Million for Cleanup of Vieques and $1.4 Million for Cleanup of Culebra, " PR|
Press Release Office of Delegate Pedro Pierluisi (PR) December 10, 2014Funding Bill Provides $17 Million for Cleanup of Vieques and $1.4 Million for Cleanup of Culebra Legislation also requires Department of Defense to report to Congress about pace of cleanup efforts on both islands Washington, DC - Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi announced today that, as part of a comprehensive bill to fund the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2015, Congress is appropriating $17 million for the cleanup of Vieques and $1.4 million for the cleanup of Culebra. The report accompanying the bill also directs the Department of Defense to take a number of steps to improve the cleanup of these two island municipalities, which were used as military training ranges for many decades.
Specifically, the final bill will allocate $17 million so that the Navy can continue its efforts to clean up Vieques in 2015. Since 2003, the Navy has already spent about $220 million to investigate and clean lands it contaminated on Vieques. Currently, the Navy is spending more money each year to clean up Vieques than it is spending to clean up any other former Navy installation in the United States. Since 2007, approximately half of the money budgeted for munitions removal on Vieques has been awarded to 23 local companies in Puerto Rico.
... For the entire release, seehttp://pierluisi.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/funding-bill- provides-17-million-for-cleanup-of-vieques-and-14-million
-- 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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