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Letterkenny funding part of bill

June 26, 1998

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The office of U.S. Rep. Bud Shuster, R-Pa., announced Thursday that $600,000 in funding for water and sewer improvements at Letterkenny Army Depot has been included in a federal appropriations bill.

The money would go to the Letterkenny Industrial Development Authority and be used to extend water and sewer service to parcels on the depot not served by those utilities, according to Shuster's office.

The Army is turning over approximately 1,500 acres of excess property to the authority to develop for civilian use. The land is being turned over to the authority as a result of the 1995 Base Realignment and Closure Commission decision to downsize the depot.

The money will come from the Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 1999, according to Shuster. The House Appropriations Committee completed work on the bill Thursday and the full House is expected to consider the bill in July.

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The grant would be administered through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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