2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 16:57:02 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Kirtland Air Force Base (NM) bombing range
Ordnance Cleanup Slow  	

by Lee Ross
East Mountain Telegraph
September 3, 2009

The military withdrawal area on Kirtland Airforce Base won't be cleared of unexploded ordnance any time soon.

That's according to a presentation by Bo Bohannon, deputy base engineer, one of several people who gave a presentation at a meeting at Los Vecinos Community Center on Aug. 27.

The meeting centered around an explanation of why firefighting efforts by the U. S. Forest Service and other agencies were hampered recently.

The Main Fire, which started in late July, burned nearly 300 acres and is now largely extinguished, was within the boundaries of a roughly 20,000-acre former bombing range that was withdrawn from public use more than 50 years ago because it is littered with unexploded ordnance. Because of that danger, no one is allowed into the area, including firefighters.


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