|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 21 Dec 2009 18:50:06 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FUDS: Mt. Umunhum (CA) cleanup funded|
San Jose's Mount Um receives federal clean-up funds By Karen de Sá San Jose Mercury News (CA) December 21,2009Mount Umunhum - with panoramic vistas stretching from Monterey Bay to San Francisco - has moved one step closer to becoming the destination that hikers, joggers and bird-watchers have looked longingly at for decades.
The federal defense budget, signed this weekend by President Barack Obama, includes $3.2 million to clean up Mount Um, a site contaminated in its former life as an Air Force base and radar station.
The work will help transform San Jose's highest peak into a public recreation site at a time when state and county leaders are struggling to pay for parks amid devastating budget cuts.
Open space advocates who have spent more than 20 years fighting for the funds to demolish lead and asbestos-tainted buildings atop the 3,486-foot mountain cheered the news, announced by The White House Monday.
... For the entire article, see http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14044562?nclick_check=1 -- 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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