|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:40:33 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] URANIUM, MUNITIONS: "EPA weighs in on Army plan to leave toxic mess" at Jefferson Proving Ground, IN|
[It seems to me that there must be some alternatives between cleaning up everything or cleaning up nothing. - LS] EPA weighs in on Army plan to leave toxic mess by Charlie White Louisville Courier-Journal March 15, 2015 Federal environmental officials want the U.S. Army to analyze the costs and benefits of its plan to end its Nuclear Regulatory Commission license and halt monitoring at the old Jefferson Proving Ground in Southern Indiana. The former firing range near Madison, Ind., is where the Army conducted ammunition tests from 1941 to 1995, leaving behind more than 160,000 pounds of depleted-uranium shell fragments plus millions of unexploded conventional shells, live detonators, primers or fuses. Ken Westlake, a regional coordinator for the Environmental Protection Agency, wrote in a letter that the agency understands that it may not be feasible to clean up remaining unexploded ordnance due to safety and cost issues. … For the entire article, see http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2015/03/13/epa-weighs-army-plan-leave-toxic-mess/70287600/ For more information, see http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1505/ML15051A153.pdf -- 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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