2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 21:11:24 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: South Korea-U.S. cleanup negotiations
Solution for US Base Cleanups in Sight

By Oh Young-jin, Bae Ji-sook
Korea Times
October 20, 2009

A thorny issue over who will pay for the environmental cleanup of U.S. military bases being vacated is finding an amicable solution, Korea's top environment policymaker said.

Environment Minister Lee Maan-ee spoke to The Korea Times last Thursday for the paper's 59th anniversary interview series from his office at the Gwacheon Government Complex in Gyeonggi Province.

"A survey initially underestimated the costs of cleaning up Camp Hialeah in Busan by 25 percent but U.S. Forces Korea (USFK) will take care of it before returning it," said Environment Minister Lee Maan-ee during an exclusive interview with The Korea Times last week.

Regarding Camp Madison in Uiwang, south of Seoul, where an oil spill has been the target of public grievance, Lee said, "The USFK will conduct a survey and clean it up before returning it to us."


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