January 25th, 2010, 06:12
EPA seeks input on grenades at Cape Cod base
FALMOUTH, Mass. — Federal environmental regulators are seeking public comment on the National Guard's plan to use simulated hand grenades for training at the Massachusetts Military Reservation.The pyrotechnic grenades were unanimously approved last month by the state Environmental Management Commission, a three-member panel that oversees conservation issues at the 22,000-acre Cape Cod base.The grenades do not contain perchlorate, a chemical used in munitions that is suspected of posing a health risk to humans.Guard officials have said the grenades that produce a flash and a bang pose no risk to the environment and will make soldier training more realistic.The Environmental Protection Agency will accept comments on the use of the pyrotechnic grenades through Feb. 20.
January 25th, 2010 06:12