2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2009 18:43:41 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLEANUP, HOUSING: Taku Gardens, Ft. Wainwright (AK)
Army deems once-contaminated Fort Wainwright housing site clean

By Rena Delbridge
Fairbanks News-Miner (AK)
June 3, 2009

FAIRBANKS - In a year and a half, contractors culled more than 300 tons of scrap metal, dug out 1,000 tar and petroleum drums, and hauled 3,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil from a Fort Wainwright site destined for duplexes.

The metal was a mix of training munitions, inert bombs, tank treads, old rocket fins and parts of bazooka rounds.

The contaminant was PCB, or polychlorinated biphenyls, no longer produced in the U.S. and highly dangerous to humans.

But after a year and a half of intensive remediation with a roughly $15 million price tag, the Army is confident troops and their families housed at Taku Gardens will be in some of the safest quarters around. The neighborhood should open its doors in 2010.


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