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Re: “Army's toxic legacy

I share a fence on the southside of Ft Gillem. In 2009 I had a groundwater test for contamination done and none was found. My dad worked at Ft Gillem from 1945 to 1973 and he told me of only 2 items buried there. A couple of truckloads of broken wrenches & sockets etc. But the worst was a large quantity of bearings, specifically engine crankshaft bearings, made of lead. He mentioned that there was a lot of things buried there but no other specifics.

Posted by Robert Deen on 11/17/2014 at 10:54 PM

Re: “Army's toxic legacy

"Barnett says, "I just want them to clean it up. They need to give us full disclosure."

According to the article, Barnett bought Joy Lake in 2006, three years after the Army told the neighbors, "The lake is in the middle of a "plume" of contaminated soil that seeps from Fort Gillem."
Barnett didn't do his own due diligence and has only himself to blame.

Posted by Burroughston Broch on 11/14/2014 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Army's toxic legacy

I grew up on Bartlett rd right beside the the Ft. From 1975-1983 as a child.
We were always playing in the woods n creek that ran the Ft.
My father n family lived there 1975-1990s.
My step mom died of cancer in her late 40s, my Dad suffered from Lupus ,the died from lung cancer.
The I was told in 2007 I had MS,have told my Doc about here I grew up, but it's still told they don't know how you get it.
I've always said it was the Government!!!!!!!!
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