2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 00:36:13 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: Cape Christian, Nunavut, Canada
Toxins to be removed from former Arctic military site

CBC News (Canada)
July 23, 2009

Various toxic contaminants will be cleaned up from an abandoned American military site north of Clyde River, Nunavut, as part of a multi-year cleanup project by the Canadian government and local Inuit.

The U.S. Coast Guard ran Cape Christian as a long-range navigational aide site from 1954 until 1974. The site supported ships and aircraft operating out of Thule, Greenland.

Thirty-five years after Cape Christian closed, the Canadian government is spending $5.1 million this year to start cleaning up debris and contaminants - including asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) - from the site.


For the entire story, see


Lenny Siegel
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