2015 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2015 08:07:12 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs, FORMER SITES: Atlas Missile Site No. 4, Cheyenne, Wyoming
More data needed to assess groundwater contamination, cleanup

by Trevor Brown
Wyoming Tribune Eagle
May 21, 2105
CHEYENNE - It will take millions of dollars and several more years before investigators know the extent of the damage caused by chemicals that have seeped into the groundwater at a 1960s-era missile site west of Cheyenne.

Officials from the Army Corps of Engineers told members of the public Thursday that just the data-collection phase of the Atlas Missile Site No. 4 cleanup project will take at least two more years.

And that is not counting the added time to come up with a plan to remove trichloroethylene, or TCE, from a 13-mile plume of contaminated groundwater or the work to actually remove the hazardous chemical, which is an endeavor that could take hundreds of years.


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