Accession Number : ADA296373

Title :   Military Bases: Environmental Impact at Closing Installations.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SECURITY AND INTERNATIONAL A FFAIRS DIV

PDF Url : ADA296373

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Since 1988, the Department of Defense (DOD) has been closing and realigning military installations. A major problem confronting DOD is the billions of dollars it will cost to clean up the hazardous waste contaminating these installations. Congress has been concerned that this environmental cleanup has significantly affected DOD's ability to transfer property to nonfederal users. Therefore, the former Chairman, Subcommittee on Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, Rouse Committee on Government Operations, and Representative George Milie: asked GAO to review the (1) cleanup costs, transferability, and reuse of property by nonfederal users and (2) progress, difficulties, and plans to address the problems.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FACILITIES, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *INSTALLATION, *INSTALLATION RESTORATION, CONGRESS, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ENVIRONMENTS, NATURAL RESOURCES, COSTS, TRANSFER, CLEANING, HAZARDOUS WASTES.

Subject Categories : Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE