|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 7 Jul 2015 14:41:37 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, NATURAL RESOURCES, GLOBAL: Dive surveys around Farallon De Medinilla (Northern Marianas)|
AS NAVY EYES 3-FOLD INCREASE IN FDM BOMBING: EPA wants Navy commitment to dive surveys on health of marine life By Dennis B. Chan Saipan Tribune (Northern Marianas) July 7, 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants the U.S. Navy to commit to annual dive surveys on the health of marine life around Farallon De Medinilla, as the Navy eyes a three-fold increase to explosive ordnance used on the island, a routine bombing area leased to the U.S. military. EPA also wants the Navy to commit to an evaluation of how munitions are consumed and transported by affected fish around the island, since humans can be exposed to these contaminants through consumption. The agency’s requests are supported in their comments on the final draft environmental impact statement for the Marianas Islands Training and Testing area, or MITT. Among other sonar, vessel, and on-land training, the U.S. Navy has offered three training alternatives, two of which sees explosive ordnance use rise well-over 6,000 for FDM. The other alternative sees current use at the same level, or at 2,150 explosives. … For the entire article, see http://www.saipantribune.com/index.php/epa-wants-navy-commitment-to-dive-surveys-on-heath-of-marine-life/ -- 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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