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ID:

441

Date:

2003-09-01

Headline:

Depleted Uranium part of larger US military effort to abolish environmental protections

Reporter's name:

David S. Mann and Glen Milner

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action

City:

Poulsbo, WA

Summary:

Using FOIA, a pair of researchers found repeated evidence of U.S. Navy non-compliance with environmental laws. In a 2002 lawsuit involving Trident rocket motor shipments, the Navy conceded that it had erred in withholding documents, then claimed the documents as exempt on national security grounds. A separate 2002 FOIA request showed the Navy has been firing depleted uranium rounds into Washington state fishing waters; other FOIA requests have shown U.S. Navy violations of licensing agreements with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Keywords:

military, environment, navy, environmental laws, depleted uranium, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act

URL:

http://www.gzcenter.org/newsletters/September2003.pdf


Agencies:

DOD
EPA
GAO
NRC

States:

DC
OR
WA

Categories:

environment
military


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