|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 8 Jul 2009 09:25:28 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, RADIATION: Lake City Ammo Plant (MO) cleanup|
Lake City environmental cleanup almost complete Company says no risk to human health By Adrianne DeWeese Blue Springs Examiner (MO) July 08, 2009 Independence, MO —A multimillion dollar environmental cleanup project in eastern Independence that’s been decades in the making was met with no public comments Tuesday night.
About a dozen local, state and federal government officials met at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant at Missouri 7 and 78 and listened to a proposed plan for the plant’s Area 10 sand pile cleanup. Overall, the cleanup efforts are complete, though about 765 tons of sand material still needs sorted for potential safety hazards.
...Throughout five years, the cost for the cleanup totaled $14.7 million. The U.S. Army paid the bill for potentially harmful mistakes made in the 1960s and 1970s, prior to government-mandated regulatory practices. The removal actions have resulted in residual lead concentrations acceptable for industrial land use and residual depleted uranium concentrations acceptable for unrestricted land use, Wacker said. No current or future risks exist to human health or the environment within the industrial exposure, he said.
... For the entire article, see http://www.examiner.net/news/x488829667/Lake-City-environmental-cleanup-almost-complete -- 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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