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Pentagon puts budget concerns ahead of Fort McClellan troops’ welfare
The Pentagon doesn’t want to spend the money to alert hundreds of thousands of soldiers who served at a once-contaminated Army base that they may have been exposed to toxins.
The cost of attempting to identify all these individuals, including the cost of media advertising, would be a significant burden on the Army’s budget and at a time when the Army is furloughing personnel due to a shortage of funds,Elizabeth King, the Pentagon’s top liaison to Congress, wrote in an internal email to a House staffer in 2013.

Air Force hopes to stick California city with radioactive waste dump
Mayer’s attitude about state and local officials, and his insistence that the Air Force can bulldoze ahead despite the state’s strict environmental laws, highlights an escalating clash between military officials and local communities over the plight of former bases now being converted for civilian use.
There will be a different governor then, too, and (regulators) all work for the governor,” Steve Mayer, the Air Force’s remediation program manager for McClellan.


Pentagon puts budget concerns ahead of Fort McClellan troops’ welfare
Washington Times
… the money to alert hundreds of thousands of soldiers who served at a once-contaminated Army base that they may have been exposed to toxins.

The US Department of Defense Is One of the World’s Biggest Polluters
Newsweek-Jul 17, 2014
They form a sort of toxic archipelago across the land from McClellan Air Force Base near Sacramento, California, where radioactive waste was …

Camp Lejeune and the US Military’s Polluted Legacy
Newsweek-Jul 16, 2014
… in south-central Texas; McClellan Air Force Base near Sacramento, … solvents but also radioactive waste; Umatilla Chemical Depot in the …

Chanute Air Force Base – the Air Force’s Legacy of Lies in the Heartland
DC Bureau-Apr 1, 2014
… about “burial of hazardous waste and radioactive material, 1979.” …. public affairs person from McClellan AFB (Linda Geissinger) for this ..

Treasure Island cleanup exposes Navy’s mishandling of its nuclear
Center For Investigative Reporting-Feb 25, 2014
“We found radiation, contaminated materials, in playgrounds and in areas that had … In addition to the dangerously radioactive radium pieces, McLean’s readings … Inland, officials at the former McClellan Air Force Base near …

Air Force Clashes with California over Radioactive Waste Dump
AllGov-Sep 22, 2013
The U.S. Air Force has spent years cleaning up toxic and nuclear materials at McClellan Air Force Base outside Sacramento since it was …

Air Force hopes to stick California city with radioactive waste dump
Center For Investigative Reporting-Sep 16, 2013
He’s plowing ahead with plans at the old McClellan Air Force Base to … of Public Health, which administers the state’s Radiation Control Law, has … from the base into nuclear test fallout to gather samples of the radioactive …

Air Force ships Calif. radioactive waste to Idaho landfill
The Bay Citizen-Nov 9, 2012
The radioactive dirt in question hails from the former McClellan Air Force Base … of Public Health’s Division of Food, Drug and Radiation Safety, argued in a Nov. … But in the past, the landfill has accepted nuclear waste.

 

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