|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||3 Jun 2002 14:35:51 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate at Aberdeen Proving Ground|
Chemical detected in ground water in Aberdeen City's wells unaffected; APG to investigate, treat By Lane Harvey Brown Baltimore Sun June 3, 2002 Ground-water samples taken by the Army near Aberdeen's drinking-water wells contain a chemical linked to thyroid cancer, and a top environmental officer at Aberdeen Proving Ground says that discovery makes the area a "high priority" for investigation and treatment. The Army and Environmental Protection Agency stressed that no traces of the chemical, perchlorate, were found in the drinking water or in the 11 wells along the APG boundary. "It's not in city wells, but it's close -- too close for comfort," said University of Maryland toxicologist Cal Baier-Anderson, who works closely with the post on environmental issues. "This is a high priority," said Ken Stachiw, chief of the proving ground's environmental restoration program. "Something else will have to go because this is close to people's drinking water." ... For the entire story, see http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/bal-md.wells03jun03.story?coll=bal%2Dlocal%2Dheadlines -- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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