Vieques Could Be Added To Superfund List

The U.S. Navy leaves the Vieques leaving behind a contaminated site that may added to the Superfund list.

"For more than 60 years, the Navy used a 900-acre firing range on the eastern tip of the tiny island for bombing exercises...Under political pressure, President Bush announced in June 2001 that his administration would end the bombing practices today...The Navy said in a statement that it had transferred the property to the Department of the Interior, and that it would be cleaned up...The Environmental Protection Agency said today that it was considering a request by Governor Calderón to add Viéques to the Superfund list of contaminated sites intended for cleanup."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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