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  • Citizens Group Asks Navy to Use State Standards for NAS South Weymouth Cleanup

    A community advocacy group is urging the Navy to clean up soil and groundwater contamination to state standards before turning over property slated for redevelopment at the former Naval Air Station South Weymouth outside of Boston. A consultant hired by the group concluded that the Navy’s base cleanup reports were accurate, but pushed for the Navy to adopt state guidelines, rather than the less stringent standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) …

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  • BRAC, Other Forces Drive Growth outside Ft. Riley

    The population of Geary County, home to Fort Riley, jumped 23 percent over the past 10 years, making it the fastest growing county in Kansas. Two other counties in northeastern Kansas surrounding the post, Riley and Pottawatomie, also experienced significant population gains from 2000 to 2010, benefiting from new personnel moving to Riley as well as an expansion at Kansas State University. Additional growth will result from construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan …

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  • Federal Real Estate Board Would Have Broad Mandate

    The independent advisory panel the White House proposed last week to help slash Uncle Sam’s real estate holdings would assess the entire inventory of federal civilian real property and recommend operational efficiencies to improve management of federal property. The Civilian Property Realignment Board would be modeled after past BRAC commissions; military installations, however, would be beyond its jurisdiction, according to additional details included in the 2012 budget request President Obama released last month. The panel, which would be composed of seven members appointed by the president, would review recommendations provided by federal agencies …

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  • Ambitious Plans under Way for Redstone Arsenal EUL

    Construction is scheduled to start shortly at Redstone Arsenal on the first building at Redstone Gateway, a 468-acre, 4.6 million square-foot office, retail and hotel complex being developed under the Army’s enhanced use leasing (EUL) program. The 15-year build-out plan for the project — led by Columbia, Md.-based Corporate Office Properties Trust and Montgomery, Ala.-based Jim Wilson and Associates — calls for completing 48 buildings outside the installation’s gates and 11 secure buildings inside the arsenal’s perimeter. The Gateway project is slated to be the Army’s largest EUL effort …

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