2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2009 08:50:27 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PCBs: EPA questions Army waste handling
EPA Grills U.S. Army Over Handling of PCB-Contaminated Wastes

Environment News Service
July 27, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is demanding answers to dozens of long-standing questions about the handling of wastes contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, PCBs, at U.S. Army ammunition production facilities nationwide.

Activities at 28 closing Army ammunition production facilities with a total of number of more than 16,000 buildings and structures could be affected.

In a July 7 letter to the Army, the EPA asks for a detailed response to questions about the status of demolition of buildings, management and storage of PCB wastes, research on destruction or removal of paint, and operation of decontamination ovens.


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Lenny Siegel
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