2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 11 Mar 2005 15:45:33 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Newark Star-Ledger
U.S. study finds chemical in Jerseyans' breast milk 
Perchlorate linked to retardation 

Newark Star-Ledger (NJ) 
March 10, 2005

Concern about perchlorate has intensified among state regulators after a
national study that found high levels of the toxic chemical in breast
milk from two nursing mothers in New Jersey. 

Perchlorate, which can cause mental retardation in children and thyroid
problems in adults, has been found in drinking water in 10 New Jersey
counties in the past four years. 


Some water supplies that tested positive for it were obviously at risk,
such as those near Picatinny Arsenal in Morris County and Fort Dix. But
how it got in water in Montclair in Essex County, Monroe in Middlesex
County, or the South Jersey towns of Vineland and Hammonton is not
clear. The old Nike missile bases scattered throughout New Jersey seem
an unlikely source, because research suggests that the rockets arrived
with their solid fuel already loaded, DEP spokesman Fred Mumford said. 

"It seems to be everywhere, and there's no source," said Rick Risoldi,
vice president of subsidiary operations for the Middlesex Water Co.,
which serves Carteret, Woodbridge, Metuchen, South Plainfield and


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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