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ID:

558

Date:

2010-06-28

Headline:

Documents Show Vast Cleanup of Plum Island Land

Reporter's name:

Frank Eltman

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

No

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

Associated Press

City:

Garden City, NY

Summary:

Contaminated soil, trash and 970 tons of medical waste have been removed from Plum Island, just off New York's Long Island, to clean up the Army's biological-weapon research facility and prepare the island for sale. Environmental groups remain concerned the efforts since 2000 have been insufficient to clean up the site.

Notes:

The Associated Press used FOIA to obtain some of the documents supporting the story.

Keywords:

Plum Island, military, army, germ warfare, animal diseases, environment, contamination, Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Department of Defense, DOD, US Army Corps of Engineers, General Services Administration, GSA, environmental impact, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Chemical Warfare Service, pathogens, foot-and-mouth disease, hog cholera virus, Newcastle disease, anthrax, swine fever

URL:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=11022177


Agencies:

DHS
DOD
EPA
GSA
USACE

States:

KS
NY
PA

Categories:

environment
federal land
military


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