|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 10 Sep 2020 10:37:16 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: "Navy is ignoring its responsibility" at Nomans Land island, MA|
Navy is ignoring its responsibility Richard Hugus Letter To the Editor Martha’s Vineyard Times September 9, 2020 The U.S. Navy is inviting comments on a “proposed remedial action plan” for Nomans Land, a 600-acre island three miles south of Martha’s Vineyard, part of the town of Chilmark. The “action” proposed is to do nothing further to clean up the pollution and unexploded ordnance remaining on the island, which the Navy used as a base and aircraft gun and bombing range from 1943 to 1996. Back in February 2000, the Navy was arguing that it would not be able to do remediation work requested by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection because of the existence of an endangered plant species on the island. The Navy bombed and strafed Nomans for 53 years without showing concern for anything living on Nomans. Their sudden concern for an endangered plant was an obvious ploy to get out of its responsibility to clean up its mess. … For the entire letter to the editor, see https://www.mvtimes.com/2020/09/09/navy-ignoring-responsibility/ -- 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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