2016 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 20 Mar 2016 10:35:40 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs, FORMER SITES: Breakthrough at Cheyenne (WY) missile site?
A breakthrough on cleanup?

Casper Star-Tribune (WY)
March 19, 2016

CHEYENNE - At the last meeting I attended of the citizens group that oversees the Atlas missile site cleanup west of here, it appeared the locals and the feds were at an impasse.

At issue was the U.S. Corps of Engineer’s plan to clean up the Belvoir Ranch site through bioremediation — injecting microorganisms into the plume of groundwater to break down the culprit trichloroethylene.

Airmen at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne used the chemical to clean the missiles during the Cold War years. It was emptied into a pit and, over the years, leaked into the groundwater.


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Lenny Siegel
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