Congressman Michael Turner

Representing the 10th District of Ohio

$10 Million for Mound Clean-Up Passes House in FY09 Defense Authorization Bill

May 23, 2008
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Mike Turner Mound Defense Authorization
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$10 Million for Mound Clean-Up Passes House in FY09 Defense Authorization Bill

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Michael R. Turner (OH-03) announced that $10 million passed the U.S. House last night in the FY09 Defense Authorization Bill for the clean-up of the Miamisburg Mound.

Rep. Turner said, “After working with Congressman Dave Hobson to secure $30 million for the Miamisburg Mound cleanup in 2005, this final investment should be what is needed to reach the finish line. Completing the cleanup will be a great accomplishment for the people of Miamisburg and I am glad I could help secure the funding to finish this project. The Mound cleanup is important for both health and economic development reasons and will benefit our region for many years to come.”

The authorized funds would go specifically to finish the remaining cleanup of Operable Unit 1 (OU-1) at the Miamisburg Mound. OU-1 is the remaining site of contamination at the Miamisburg Mound. The $10 million authorization would permit the final cleanup and eventual reuse of the property. Congressman Turner worked with Congressman Dave Hobson to obtain a $30 million appropriation for the Miamisburg Mound cleanup in the FY06 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill.

The FY09 Defense Authorization Bill passed by the House included $41.5 million for projects at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and $10 million for the clean-up of the Miamisburg Mound. The $51.5 million in projects approved by the Committee for Rep. Turner this year (FY09) represents a 49% increase over the $34.6 million secured by the Miami Valley Congressman in last year’s bill.

The FY09 Defense Authorization Bill passed the House Armed Services Committee with Congressman Turner’s support last week. The bill must pass the Senate in an identical form before it can be sent to President Bush, where it may be signed into law or vetoed, and returned for further debate.

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