2005 CPEO Installation Reuse Forum Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 12 Aug 2005 00:54:33 -0000
Reply: cpeo-irf
Subject: Re: [CPEO-IRF] Defense Department environmental testimony
Pentagon defends environmental estimates for closing bases 

By Megan Scully
Congress Daily
August 11, 2005

Members of the Base Closure and Realignment Commission on Thursday
questioned the Pentagon's $949 million estimate to clean up the 33 major
military installations it has recommended for closure. 

Several commissioners expressed concern that environmental restoration
price tags might far exceed the department's estimates, substantially
cutting the savings projected for this base-closure round and
potentially eating into dollars reserved for military transformation. 

For instance, Defense officials have said it will cost $23 million to
scrub the massive New London Submarine Base of nuclear and other
hazardous materials. But Connecticut lawmakers, in an effort to shield
the base from closure, estimate environmental cleanup at $125 million,
while the Navy expects to spend $154 million for all environmental


For the entire article, 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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