Thursday, October 11, 2012

Long-term RAB Member George Humphreys Discuss the Cutback in RAB Meetings

The EPA describes the role of a Restoration Advisory Board as, "an expansion of DoD's Technical Review Committee concept. The boards are a forum for exchange of information and partnership among citizens, the installation, EPA, and State. Most importantly, they offer an opportunity for communities to provide input to the cleanup process. It is our view that RABs will improve DoD's cleanup program by increasing community understanding and support for cleanup efforts, improving the soundness of government decisions, and ensuring cleanups are responsive to community needs." George Humphreys has served on the Restoration Advisory Board for more than a decade. In 2011, the Navy cut back on City of Alameda (CA) RAB meetings and Humphreys shares his concern about the Superfund site and what it may mean to the clean up with fewer meetings and less resident oversight.

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