2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2009 17:15:45 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLEANUP: Elmendorf Air Force Base (AK)
Review finds base actions continue to protect environment

by Renée Wright
3rd Wing Public Affairs
April 27, 2009

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- While many units focus on spring cleanup, the base also works diligently on a cleanup program that began nearly 20 years ago. In 1990, Elmendorf was added to the National Priorities List under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, commonly known as CERCLA. This action initiated restoration of 40 sites within seven operable units. A recent report indicates the program is still on track.

During 2008, the base completed its third Five-Year Review of its environmental restoration efforts under CERCLA. The review documents were finalized and made available to the public April 24. The report determined that the cleanup remedies the base selected for each site continue to function as they were designed and remain protective of human health and the environment.

"This Five-Year Review gave us another look at the effectiveness of our treatment systems and made recommendations to make certain we're getting the best possible performance from them," said Donna Baumler, remedial project manager in the 3rd Civil Engineer Squadron Natural Resources Management office. "Elmendorf's hard work toward meeting cleanup goals will speed up closure of sites as they are restored."


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Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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