2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: lsiegel@cpeo.org
Date: 12 Sep 2005 19:24:32 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Camp Croft munitions response delayed
Camp Croft cleanup hits obstacles

Spartanburg Herald-Journal (SC)

In 1995, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers estimated it would take five
years to remove World War II-era ordnance from the former Camp Croft
Military Training Center.

Think 2035.

Federal funds to clear the 19,000-acre site, located four miles
southeast of Spartanburg, once averaged up to $1.5 million a year.
Today, that number averages $300,000 a year. Estimates based on current
funding levels show the cleanup lasting at least two more decades.

The U.S. Army training facility, which in the mid-1990s was dubbed one
of the most dangerous former military sites in the country, is one of
several thousand such sites, Corps spokesman Dan Plugge said. Congress,
which prioritizes ordnance removal sites, has not given Camp Croft the
attention it once did, he said.


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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