Base oversight

Published: Wednesday 15 June 2005

While Pentagon begins another round of operations to close military bases, a recent survey by a prominent media organisation shows that pollution cleanup at over 100 USdefence department facilities by the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) is incomplete. As many as 34 bases closed since 1988 are on EPA's Superfund list of worst toxic waste sites. Most have posed danger for over 15 years and yet their cleanup remains unfinished. EPA says 10 of these have out-of-control groundwater contamination problem.

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