Pacific, Atlantic Strike Teams Assist EPA with Cleanup

Friday, May 04, 2007
Members of the Coast Guard's Pacific and Atlantic Strike Teams are assisting the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at a contaminated soil cleanup and a hazardous materials cleanup. One member of the Atlantic Strike Team and one from the Pacific Strike Team deployed to the hazardous materials cleanup of an Orange, Calif., plating shop Sunday and are currently provide contractor monitoring, site safety and sampling support. A member of the Pacific Strike Team deployed to Gallup, N.M., Thursday, where a project is underway to clean up radium contaminated soil at the site of an old uranium mine. The Coast Guardsman is providing contractor monitoring and site safety support.

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