2005 CPEO Installation Reuse Forum Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 15 May 2005 05:17:13 -0000
Reply: cpeo-irf
Subject: [CPEO-IRF] Charles River cleanup at former Watertown Arsenal
Army should not get off scott free

Ernesta Kraczkiewicz 
Letter to the Editor
Watertown Tab (MA)
May 13, 2005

This coming Monday, May 16, at 7 in the Town Council chambers, the U.S.
Army will hold a presentation and public hearing on their Proposed Plan
for how to remediate the Charles River. The Proposed Plan is part of the
ongoing Superfund cleanup at the Watertown Arsenal and embodies the
Army's conclusion that "No further action is necessary to address
sediment contamination in the Charles River." 

Watertown citizens who are members of the Restoration Advisory Board
strongly disagree with this conclusion. Although the Baseline Ecological
Risk Assessment that was carried out on the river sediments did not
result in clear definition of what the Army's impact was, the Army has
in the past admitted to being a contributor to the contamination of the


For the entire letter, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
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