|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 3 Dec 2014 11:02:41 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, CLOSURE: "Army to halt environmental tests at" Jefferson Proving Ground (IN)|
Army to halt environmental tests at Ind. firing range by Charlie White Louisville Courier-Journal (KY) December 2, 2014LOUISVILLE - After years of testing water and soil at the old Jefferson Proving Ground in Southern Indiana, the Army is seeking permission to end its federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission license - leaving an estimated 162,040 pounds of depleted uranium projectiles and thousands of unexploded artillery shells at the firing range.
If permission is granted, the Army also would be allowed to stop environmental testing at the 2,080-acre hot zone, which was used to test an array of weaponry from World War II all the way through 1995. The uranium munitions, used to penetrate armored vehicles during Operation Desert Shield and other campaigns, were tested there during the 1980s and '90s.
"The Army never thought much about the future," said Mike Moore, 72, a member of the Jefferson Proving Ground Heritage Partnership who worked at the site for the Army until 1994. "They just wanted to test the ammunition. ... No thought was given that you've ruined this land forever."
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2014/12/02/army-halt- tests-jpg-firing-range/19803587/
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