2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 08:47:10 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REGULATION: Ft. Detrick (MD) Superfund listing finalized
News Release
EPA Region 3
April 8, 2009

Fort Detrick Site Added to Superfund List

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the addition of the Fort Detrick Area B Ground Water Site in Frederick, Md. to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL).


The Fort Detrick site was proposed for NPL listing in Sept. 2008. After reviewing information from a 60-day public comment period, EPA made the final decision on listing.

The parcel of land known as Fort Detrick Area Ground Water Area B is part of an active U.S. Army installation operated under the Army Medical Command. The site was used as a disposal area for chemical, biological, and radiological material from the 1940s until 1970. Wastes disposed at the site released trichloroethene (TCE) and tetrachloroethene (PCE) into the ground water, contaminating residential drinking water wells. There is the potential that the groundwater contamination could spread to areas that could affect the more densely populated areas in Frederick.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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