|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 27 Jun 2020 20:52:45 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, REUSE: "From military training to public parks at Camp Bonneville, " WA|
NEWS RELEASE Washington State Department of Ecology June 25, 2020 From military training to public parks at Camp Bonneville In the early days, the job seemed insurmountable. Over 19 years ago, an interagency team decided to clean up the dangerous legacy of military training at a former Army training facility in Clark County in Southwest Washington. Just last month, the team cleared their biggest hurdle. The Camp Bonneville cleanup site is huge, spanning about six square miles or 4,000 acres. Environmental contamination has been a concern here, with contaminants like lead, perchlorate, and other explosive compounds in groundwater and soil. Staff from the EPA, Department of Defense, Clark County, and Ecology partnered to clean up the site. Over the years, they completed nearly all of their cleanup goals, but one enormous barrier had to be managed before finishing the job: the entire site needed to be inspected for the potential remains of military munitions. Munitions cleanup is complete after 25 years, and plans to make part of the site a park are underway. After 25 years, munitions cleanup is finally complete and plans for a park are underway. … For the entire release, see https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/520246144/from-military-training-to-public-parks-at-camp-bonneville -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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