PENTAGON MURDERS IN MANY WAYS, AMERICAN GROUND WATER AMONG THEM

PENTAGON MURDERS IN MANY WAYS, AMERICAN GROUND WATER AMONG THEM

Pentagon Fights EPA On Pollution Cleanup
By Lyndsey Layton
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, June 30, 2008; A01

The Defense Department, the nation's biggest polluter, is resisting orders from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up Fort Meade and two other military bases where the EPA says dumped chemicals pose "imminent and substantial" dangers to public health and the environment.

The Pentagon has also declined to sign agreements required by law that cover 12 other military sites on the Superfund list of the most polluted places in the country. ...

The actions are part of a standoff between the Pentagon and environmental regulators that has been building during the Bush administration, leaving the EPA in a legal limbo as it addresses growing concerns about contaminants on military bases that are seeping into drinking water aquifers and soil.
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...Superfund sites are only one aspect of the Pentagon's environmental problems. It has about 25,000 contaminated properties in all 50 states, and it will cost billions and take decades to clean them up. ...
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