Environmental Impact of Base Closings, A.M.

After returning from a series of regional meetings concerning military base closures, members of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment… read more

After returning from a series of regional meetings concerning military base closures, members of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission heard testimony on the environmental impact of base closures on the area on and around the military base. The Department of Defense announced earlier in the year it would close or severely reduce operations at a number of U.S. military bases around the county to accompany a reduction in manpower of the U.S. military. Due to changes in military strategy brought on by the end of the Cold War and budget constraints, the Department of Defense plans to reduce its manpower by 25 percent by fiscal year 1996. Critics of the Department of Defense and environmental advocates expressed concern that the military bases themselves, on which toxic waste was handled and stored, would be abandoned by the Department of Defense rather than completely cleaned and made safe for habitation by humans and wildlife. The Commission sought to determine the extent of environmental hazards on bases slated for closure, and also sought to determine the value of the land on the bases, which will have economic impact on the surrounding community. close

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  • Gordon Davidson Director Environmental Protection Agency->Office of Federal Facilities Enforcement
  • Patrick Drennon Rear Admiral U.S. Navy->Logistics
  • Chris Holmes Deputy Assistant Administrator Environmental Protection Agency
  • Arthur Levitt Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Max Peterson Executive Vice President International Assn. Fish and Wildlife Ags.
  • Gary Vest Deputy Assistant Secretary U.S. Air Force->Environmental Affairs
  • Lewis Walker Deputy Assistant Secretary U.S. Army
  • Jim Courter Chairman Defense Base Closure and Realignment Cmsn.
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Environmental Impact of Base Closings, A.M.

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Program ID:
17918-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Public Hearing
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 10, 1991 | 9:32am EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 11, 1991 | 7:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • May 10, 1991 | 9:32am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 10, 1991 | 8:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 11, 1991 | 3:25am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 11, 1991 | 7:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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