2017 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2017 10:34:31 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Former Calumet Air Force radar base, MI
Public suggestions sought for cleanup

Daily Mining Gazette (MI)
July 5, 2017

EAGLE RIVER — The brownfield cleanup project is progressing at the former Calumet Air Force radar base, Ray Chase of the Keweenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority told the Keweenaw County Board recently. “As you know, we have contractors up at the air base doing drilling right now in preparation for water testing,” he said. Chase said it was his understanding that while the plans did not necessarily call for 100 test well sites, more than 100 tests will be made at different levels of the wells. “They expect to be done with the drilling by the end of this month,” Chase said. “Then they’ll spend the rest of the summer testing, and we should have a report sometime toward the end of the summer, with a draft of an outline of what they intend to do to clean up any problems they do find.” Chase said the next phase through the redevelopment authority will be to try to get an assessment of asbestos and lead-based paint at the former base. “I am making contact with someone from Michigan DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) who is an expert in that field,” Chase said, “and we believe we’re going to be able to get them up here to get that assessment for us. And based on what we’re going to find in that assessment, we’re going to go back to the Air Force and push them a little more than just groundwater cleanup.” 


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042
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