|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:40:56 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE, BIOTA: Rocky Mountain Arsenal (CO) visitors' center|
Rocky Mountain Arsenal gets $7.4M wildlife centerArea was once a Superfund site that was the U.S. military's biggest chemical weapons factory
JUDITH KOHLER Associated Press Vail Daily (CO) June 18, 2009COMMERCE CITY, Colorado - Once a Superfund site that was the U.S. military's biggest chemical weapons factory, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is getting a "green" visitor's center that will be an urban showpiece for the American West's wildlife system.
The refuge - where hawks swoop down for prey and bison roam over rolling hills - will receive $3.2 million in federal stimulus funds to help complete the center just 11 miles northeast of downtown Denver.
Powered by a wind turbine, solar panels and geothermal heat, the center will be the gateway to miles of prairie, woods and wetlands that is home to deer, coyotes and hundreds of bird species.
....Arsenal construction began in 1942 as the U.S. Army scrambled to match a chemical weapons threat from the Axis powers during World War II. It produced mustard gas, lewisite, chlorine gas and more than 100,000 tons of incendiary bombs such as those used on Tokyo in March 1945.
.... For the entire article, see http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20090618/NEWS/906189992/1062 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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