|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 3 Sep 2009 16:57:02 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Kirtland Air Force Base (NM) bombing range|
Ordnance Cleanup Slow by Lee Ross East Mountain Telegraph September 3, 2009The 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acres and is now largely extinguished, was within the boundaries of a roughly 20,000-acre former bombing range that was withdrawn from public use more than 50 years ago because it is littered with unexploded ordnance.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.
... For the entire article, see http://www.emtelegraph.com/index.php/news/1860-Ordnance-Cleanup-Slow.html -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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