|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 10 Oct 2009 09:34:45 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FUDS, VOCs: Old missile sites|
Pollution an enduring legacy at old ICBM sites By MEAD GRUVER Associated Press October 10, 2009CHEYENNE, Wyo. - As U.S. Air Force officials marked the 50th anniversary of the deployment of nuclear missiles to sites in the rural United States this past week, residents in some of these communities are still grappling with another legacy - groundwater pollution from chemicals used to clean and maintain the weapons.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is identifying and cleaning up dozens of former nuclear missile sites in nine states.
To date, the corps has spent $116 million at 44 former Atlas and Titan intercontinental ballistic missile sites and 19 former Nike anti-aircraft missile sites from the early Cold War. The ICBM sites include 14 in Kansas, 10 in Nebraska, seven in Wyoming, seven in Colorado and two in Oklahoma. California, New Mexico, New York and Texas have one contaminated ICBM site each.
.... For the entire article, see http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jSgYm1yGdz-G-jDXK4Pl52B1HrbQD9B8AVQG1 -- 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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