|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 20 Feb 2014 20:00:18 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE, HEALTH: "Kelly [Air Force Base, TX] contamination cleanup continues 20 years later"|
Kelly contamination cleanup continues 20 years later by Barry Davis KENS TV-5 News (San Antonio, TX) February 19, 2014 SAN ANTONIO -- Kelly Field was the first Air Force base in the country and home once to thousands of military and civilian workers. The Base Realignment and Closure operations of the 90s shuttered her doors. Now it is Port San Antonio, an industrial park. Before the base closed, massive contamination was found in the ground and in a shallow aquifer which ran under Kelly and through surrounding neighborhoods. The contamination was from a number of known and suspected cancer-causing chemicals used to clean aircraft parts on the base. Once the contamination was discovered, the Air Force began cleaning up both on and after somewhat of a battle off base. The on-base cleanup consisted of soil removal and the building of impermeable berms to prevent the contamination from continuing to contaminate the aquifer off base. … For the entire story, see http://www.kens5.com/news/Kelly-contamination-cleanup-continues-246073611.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
Prev by Date: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: "Camp Lejeune [NC] Study Finds Higher Cancer Death Risk"|
Next by Date: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FORMER SITES: "Unexploded ordnance found, disposed of in San Pedro Conservation area [AZ]"
Prev by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: "Camp Lejeune [NC] Study Finds Higher Cancer Death Risk"|
Next by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, FORMER SITES: "Unexploded ordnance found, disposed of in San Pedro Conservation area [AZ]"