|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:09:54 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: "Government knew about contamination at Camp Minden [LA} in 1989"|
EPA document says government knew about contamination at Camp Minden
By Chris Butler Louisiana Watchdog January 21, 2015Government officials knew as far back as 1989 that explosive material stored at Camp Minden had already contaminated soil, surface water and groundwater around the plant, according to a memo written last summer.
As reported, Environmental Protection Agency officials plan to burn 15 million pounds of M6 propellant explosives at the plant, originally designed for military use, into the northern Louisiana atmosphere.
People exposed to it might develop cancer or blood pressure problems or even pass on birth defects to their children, experts warn.
According to the EPA document, as of last year, Camp Minden had 1.8 million pounds of an aluminum/TNT mixture. In addition to the M6, the memo lists the camp as having other explosives and propellants.
... For the entire article, see http://watchdog.org/194298/camp-minden/ -- 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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