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Friday, June 10, 2005

Toxic Waste and a U.S. Base at Subic, Philippines

Environmental conflict at Subic Bay
case study # 31 by Misa Kemmiya

Toxic waste found at military bases around the world have often spread to the surrounding communities and threatened the public health as well as the environment of the affected areas. Subic, the largest U.S. Naval base outside the U.S., is such a case that needs cleanup because of past dumping of hazardous waste, leaking underground storage tanks, toxic spills and other environmental harmful practices. However, exactly who is responsible for this clean up remains unclear. And as such, comprehensive clean up has even not begun.

other interesting reading:

Technical Review Report
Environmental Baseline Survey

Former United States Navy Installation
Subic Bay, Philippines

Under contract to Arc Ecology, on behalf of the United States Working Group for Philippine Bases Cleanup and the People's Task Force for Bases Cleanup, Clearwater Revival Company (CRC) prepared this technical review.

The second Subic Bay Freeport Project aims to continue to strengthen the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority's (SBMA's) capacity to regulate and manage the growth of the Freeport, and support further infrastructure development - including SBMA's initial venture into partnership with the private sector through a water supply joint venture.


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