|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 29 Aug 2009 14:39:33 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: Watertown Arsenal (MA) PCBs in soil|
More PCB testing to be done at Watertown's Arsenal site By Meghann Ackerman Wicked Local Watertown/Watertown TAB & Press (MA) August 27, 2009WATERTOWN - It was on, it was off and now it seems to be back on. The Army Corps of Engineers will be doing another round of testing for poisons at the Arsenal site.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers controls the site at 670 Arsenal St. and is responsible for removing contamination from polychlorinated biphenyl, known more widely as PCB, before turning the site over to the state Department of Recreation and Conservation.
A work plan released on Monday outlined the Army Corps' plan to do continued soil testing of the site to find out how widespread the PCBs are. A prior study showed the contamination didn't go deeper than three feet.
The nearly 12-acre parcel, which has four vacant sheds and a guardhouse, was used by the Army to store materials and burn uranium from 1920 to 1968, according to a Department of Conservation and Recreation report. Since then, the land has mainly been used for storage. The Arsenal's history as a center for researching and building weapons stretches to shortly after the War of 1812.
.... For the entire article, see http://www.wickedlocal.com/watertown/news/x772323183/More-PCB-testing-to-be-done-at-Watertown-s-Arsenal-site -- 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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