Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Hill AFB proposes $15.6 million for environment restoration

Environmental restoration managers at Hill Air Force Base expect to undertake eight projects in the next 18 months aimed at cleaning up environmental damage. The base is proposing to spend $15.6 million on investigations, monitoring and cleanup at various sites on and off base. For more than a half century, groundwater plumes contaminated with potential carcinogens have been seeping from the base into seven surrounding communities. The Deseret News