2014 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:30:59 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Off-site RDX plume remediated at Cornhusker Plant (NE)
 Off-site RDX contamination cleanup completed

By Tracy Overstreet
Grand Island Independent (NE)
December 10, 2014

Grand Island has hit a 33-year milestone.
Groundwater contaminated with unsafe levels of TNT and RDX is no longer beneath Grand Island city limits.

“Our cleanup has been successful, and things have been cleaning up slowly but steadily,” said Doug Simpleman, project manager for the Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha.

The plume of contaminated groundwater was discovered in 1981 beneath the former Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant west of Grand Island. Subsequent testing revealed it had also migrated under properties in northwest Grand Island. The former plant was bordered by Capital Avenue on the north, Husker Highway on the south, 60th Road on the east and Schauppsville Road on the west.

“The plume ran from the northeast of the plant for about five miles, and it’s really kind of done now. It ends at the (T&E) Feedlot,” Simpleman said. “It’s pretty good news.”


For the entire article, see
http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/off-site-rdx-contamination- cleanup-completed/article_78347f82-80f4-11e4-9dd3-cb4d4f8e1a33.html


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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