2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2009 00:26:35 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CONTRACTORS, NATURAL RESOURCES: Textron funds Cape Cod land purchases
Pollution settlement funds land purchases

By George Brennan
Cape Cod Times (MA)
September 18, 2009

Money from a military contractor partially to blame for fouling Upper Cape drinking water will be used to preserve land and improve water quality.

State officials announced this week that four projects have been selected for funding from a $1.3 million settlement with Textron, a munitions contractor that tested weapons at Camp Edwards for nearly three decades. That testing tainted the soil with perchlorate and Royal Demolition Explosives, also known as RDX, forcing the removal of 3,500 tons of soil. It is also responsible for plumes of contaminated groundwater that are part of the massive cleanup under way at Massachusetts Military Reservation.

State environmental officials, who control the Textron cash, will use $259,000 to purchase 13.7 acres in the Mashpee National Wildlife Refuge on Lovell's Lane and $61,200 to purchase 5.3 acres known as the Thicket Run property for the Sandwich Water District. That property should be under contract by the end of this month, Dale Young, director of the state Natural Resources Damages program, told the Massachusetts Military Reservation Cleanup Team Wednesday night.


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