2004 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 27 Nov 2004 20:30:51 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Camp Edwards (MMR) milestone
Milestone reached in Camp Edwards cleanup
Last batch of chemically tainted soil is removed while Army starts to
treat first groundwater plume.

Cape Cod Times (MA)
November 27, 2004

CAMP EDWARDS - The Army's Groundwater Study Program at Camp Edwards next
week will remove the last batch of contaminated soil from a year-long
cleanup effort that required several areas across the base to be
excavated. At the same time, the Army has begun to treat the first
groundwater plume in the program's eight-year history.

Army officials said it's a key milestone in the long-awaited process of
moving from investigation to cleanup.

"What we're here for is the cleanup. Reaching that point is very
important to us," said Kris Curley, spokeswoman for the program. "We
keep calling it transition to cleanup. This is just the start of it." 

By mid-December, contractors will have treated approximately 46,000 tons
of tainted soil. The new groundwater cleanup system has so far treated
40 million gallons of water, but is expected to take about 15 years to
treat the whole underground plume.


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