2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:10:32 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] fORMER DEFENSE SITES: Chlordane from Navy, Tiyan (GU)
Concerns Over Chemical Contamination At Temporary JFK Site Delay Start of JFK Classes Until Next Monday, August 17th

by Kevin Kerrigan
Pacific News Center (GU)
August 9, 2009

Guam - Guam Public School Superintendent Dr. Narissa Underwood told PNC News Sunday afternoon that she has delayed the opening of classes for the temporary JFK campus in Tiyan until next Monday, August 17th.

Underwood says that a report DOE received from Core-Tech last Thursday night indicates that there are high levels of a banned chemical called chlordane at the Tiyan site. The report was done by PCR Engineering for Core Tech. The report was one of the issues discussed at Friday night's emergency meeting of the Guam School Board.

The chemical was used by the Navy to kill termites and was injected into the soil years ago when Naval Air Station occupied the area. It was banned by the U.S. EPA in 1988 after studies showed that it caused nerve and liver damage. The levels found recently at the site exceed the allowable levels set by the U.S. EPA for residential areas.


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Lenny Siegel
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