2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 9 Feb 2005 23:41:44 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Re: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate - out of thin air!
Peter Schlesinger <pschles@adelphia.net>wrote:
> Lenny,
> The study that yielded the article below "Air-Formed Perchlorate:
> Controversial ion may be formed naturally in the atmosphere" came out of a
> 186-page report that was funded by SERDP (a partnership organization of DOD,
> DOE, and EPA). There were only 2 paragraphs (12 sentences) out of a total
> report of several hundred pages on the potential military contributions of
> perchlorate to the High Plains Aquifer System of Texas. While there were
> data available on FUDS location for only 9 counties in the 53 counties of
> their study, the report says that the poor location of two of these counties
> "make it unlikely that these FUDS are responsible for the widespread
> perchlorate distribution. It is still possible that multiple sources are
> responsible for the distribution of perchlorate and if so, FUDS may be
> responsible for some of the detections." But that is how the section ended,
> and the conclusions made do not even mention any possibility of military
> sources of perchlorate. I am very skeptical that the conclusions of this
> report have been warped to suit the intentions of the funders.
> Peter Schlesinger
> Citizen member of the Massachusetts Military Reservation Impact Area
> Groundwater Study Review Team
> Sandwich, MA


Lenny Siegel
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