|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||12 Aug 2005 16:26:55 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-IRF] Commissioners question cost estimates|
BRAC panel questions DoD's cleanup estimates|
By Gordon Trowbridge Navy Times August 12, 2005
Members of the independent base-closing commission expressed deep skepticism Thursday about the Pentagon's estimate of the environmental costs of closing more military installations, and indicated those doubts may affect their final decisions on the fate of bases across the country.
"I just think your estimates are … really low. I think it's going to cost 10 times what the department is estimating," Commissioner James Bilbray said as the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission questioned Pentagon officials responsible for cleanup and economic assistance at bases scheduled for closing.
The panel's skepticism raised the possibility it would reject some of the Pentagon's proposals if it believes cleanup costs outweigh the savings.
For the entire article, see http://www.navytimes.com/story.php?f=1-292925-1027543.php
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