2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 11:53:05 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH, VOCs: ATSDR at Kelly Air Force Base (TX)
Time is on their side

San Antonio Current (TX)
March 18, 2009

For years now, residents of the Toxic Triangle spawned by the former Kelly Air Force Base operations have worried that the federal agency charged with investigating the neighborhood's liver, kidney, and leukemia cancer clusters has been willfully shortsighted, seeking answers everywhere (e.g. corn tortillas) but in the most obvious culprit: the 5-mile-plus plume of carcinogens such as TCE and PCE that flows under some 20,000 homes and businesses.

And, now, it appears, Congress is worried, too. In a report that cites Kelly as one of 10 egregious examples, the House Science and Technology Investigations and Oversight Subcommittee concludes that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry "often obscures or overlooks potential health hazards, uses inadequate analysis, and fails to zero in on toxic culprits."


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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