Three abandoned missile silo sites in Colorado, which have been contaminated by artillery operations and testing pursued in the 1960s, are now the subject of remediation efforts pursued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The sites are located in north-central Colorado, near the Fort Collins area. According to the Billings Gazette, the Colorado sites average a contamination level of 3,600 parts per billion trichlorethylene.
"The movement on these sites has been satisfactory," Newton said. "I don't have a sense of any reluctance or foot dragging. If there was an immediate threat, this would have been maybe cleaned up sooner."
The same remediation strategy is also being considered to address similar missile sites in Wyoming, such as those surrounding Cheyenne. However, the source reports that injection may not be a sufficient strategy by itself, as the Wyoming sites are considerably more contaminated.
Environmental consultants can help to determine the most efficient and cost-effective manner of addressing remediation efforts.