|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||15 Jun 2007 20:34:27 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] "Tainted" bases|
[This article, as well as the study upon which it is based, enormously
undercounts the problem of GROUNDWATER contamination at U.S. military
bases. Literally hundreds of current and former bases have TCE, PCE, and
other volatile organic groundwater contamination.
What amazes me is that no one has compiled a list of bases where contaminated drinking water and/or vapor intrusion has impacted military personnel and/or their families. - LS]
Lawmakers: 13 Air Force bases had tainted water By Kimberly Johnson Air Force Times June 15, 2007Congressional lawmakers who examined extensive drinking water contamination from the 1960s through the 1980s at Camp Lejeune, N.C., now say the problem extends, in varying degrees, to 22 other bases — more than half of them current or former Air Force installations.
In 1980, military officials at Lejeune discovered the presence of trichloroethylene, a volatile organic compound used by the military and civilian businesses, such as dry cleaners, said Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee. As a result, 10 wells at the base were eventually shut down by 1987 after their TCE contamination was found to be a staggering 1,400 parts per billion, well above the government maximum level of 5 ppb.
... For the entire article, see http://www.airforcetimes.com/news/2007/06/airforce_badwater_070615/ -- 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 _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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