2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 14:32:54 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLOSURE: Ft. Monmouth (NJ) cleanup
Boro seeks review of cleanup at fort
Eatontown officials say remediation effort may be inadequate

Atlanticville (NJ)
March 5, 2009

A professional engineering firm could be called on to review what some Eatontown officials are saying is an "inadequate" remediation effort of contaminated sites at Fort Monmouth.

Borough Council President John Schiels raised concerns at the Feb. 26 council meeting about a proposed 8-inch clay cap that Army officials are planning to install over contaminated sites on the fort property.

"My concern is that they are containing this and not cleaning it up," Schiels said at the meeting. "They are only calling for an 8-inch cap, and I don't think that's adequate." Schiels said that he learned of the Army's cleanup plan while attending a meeting of the borough's environmental commission. He explained that he feels the 8-inch clay cap may not be enough to protect the area, should the covering wash away during torrential rain storms.


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Lenny Siegel
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