Is the Plum Island Clean Up Sufficient?

by jeeg 28. June 2010 02:11

Government documents obtained by The Associated
Press show extensive efforts since 2000 to remove vast amounts of waste
and contaminants from Plum Island, site of top-secret Army germ warfare
research and decades of studies of dangerous animal diseases.

Yet some environmentalists remain concerned about the secrecy
surrounding the 840-acre, pork chop-shaped island off northeastern Long
Island, and they're dubious of any claims that pollution has been
remedied.

"We are highly concerned that when the government acts alone they may
not be doing the best job," said Adrienne Esposito, executive director
of the Citizens Campaign for the Environment. "Every government cleanup
needs the public's involvement and independent oversight to ensure its
validity."

 

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