2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 08:35:14 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE: Former Pease Air Force Base (NH) jet fuel cleanup
Flammable vapors stifle Pease jet fuel cleanup project

By Shir Haberman
Portsmouth Herald News (NH)
December 26, 2008

PORTSMOUTH - The Pease International Tradeport looks like a pristine, well laid out, environmentally friendly industrial park, with its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified buildings, and tree-lined parking and buffer areas.

However, scratch the surface in several areas of the property and the remnants of a military air base that cared little for its impact on surrounding communities comes bubbling up.

One of those areas is just beneath the airport flight line where the Air Force had installed a jet fueling system in the early 1950s. Over its years of operation, the system began to leak, spewing quantities of jet fuel into the surrounding soils.


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Lenny Siegel
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