2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:00:42 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Contractor quits Camp Bonneville (WA)
Munitions contractor quits Camp Bonneville
Cleanup of potential park site is stalled over cost disputes

By Erik Robinson
The Columbian (WA)
December 14, 2009

For more than a year, the Army and a county-hired contractor have been feuding over who's responsible for cost overruns in the multimillion-dollar cleanup of a former artillery range envisioned as a future county park.

Now, the subcontractor hired to remove unexploded ordnance has pulled out of Camp Bonneville.

Texas-based Pika International pulled up stakes late last month. Pika and its subsidiary, MKM Engineers, were the lead subcontractors overseeing the removal of munitions. The president of the nonprofit organization heading the cleanup - Bonneville Conservation Restoration and Renewal Team - blamed the Army for failing to provide enough money.

"'We can't afford to bankroll the Army,' I think was their actual quote," said Mike Gage, president of BCRRT.


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