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Main Title Formerly used defense sites the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to improve its process for reviewing completed cleanup remedies to ensure continued protection : report to the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives. [electronic resource] :
CORP Author United States. Government Accountability Office.
Publisher U.S. Govt. Accountability Office,
Place Published Washington, DC
Year Published 2009
Report Number GAO-10-46
OCLC Number 461911043
Subjects United States.--Army.--Corps of Engineers--Rules and practice.
Subject Added Ent Military bases--Environmental aspects--United States.; Hazardous waste site remediation--United States.; United States--Armed Forces--Facilities--Environmental aspects.; Military base conversion--Environmental aspects--United States.
Internet Access
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Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJEM POD Internet Only OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/13/2010
Collation iv, 73 p. : ill. (digital, PDF file)
Notes "October 2009." Title from cover screen (viewed on Nov. 1, 2009). Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes The Department of Defense (DOD) estimates that cleaning up known hazards at the over 4,700 formerly used defense sites (FUDS) -- sites transferred to other owners before October 1986 -- will require more than 50 years and cost about $18 billion. This estimate excludes any additional needed cleanup of emerging contaminants -- generally, those not yet governed by a health standard. DOD delegated FUDS cleanup responsibility to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps). In addition to FUDS, DOD is responsible for cleaning up about 21,500 sites on active bases and 5,400 sites on realigned or closed bases. The House Armed Services Committee directed GAO to examine (1) the extent to which the Corps reevaluates sites to identify emerging contaminants; (2) how DOD allocates cleanup funds; (3) how the Corps prioritizes FUDS for cleanup; and (4) FUDS program overhead costs. GAO analyzed nationwide FUDS property and project data; policies, guidance and budget documents; and interviewed DOD and Corps officials. GAO recommends that the Corps conduct 5-year reviews for sites with emerging contaminants and is making recommendations for better management of these reviews. DOD generally agreed with the recommendations, but did not agree to conduct reviews not specifically required by law. We continue to believe additional reviews are needed, consistent with EPA guidance.
Access Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Author Added Ent
Stephenson, John B.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.; United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services.
Alternate Title U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to improve its process for reviewing completed cleanup remedies to ensure continued protection
PUB Date Free Form 2009
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20100105140705
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03349nam 2200433Ka 45020