2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 25 May 2005 21:49:31 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Plum Tree Island (VA) ordnance
Plum Tree backers support cleanup
The Poquoson City Council and community discuss getting rid of bombs on the island.

Hampton Roads Daily Press (VA)
May 25, 2005

POQUOSON -- Plum Tree Island goes way back for Poquoson residents.

Watching the skies light up above the marshy flatlands was a form of evening entertainment in the 1950s, when planes from nearby Langley Field splattered the island with bombs and gunfire.

About 10 years ago, voters ousted half the City Council, feeling threatened by plans to expand Plum Tree Island National Wildlife Refuge.

Tuesday night was another chance to voice opinions. This time, it was to talk about cleaning up bombs on the island.

About 50 residents, watermen and hunters met at Poquoson Yacht Club. Outside the meeting hall, a wet northeast wind lapped water onto a wisp of land called Messick Point. Inside the meeting hall, several government agencies withstood a storm of viewpoints about the land just across the creek.


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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