|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 10 Aug 2009 00:10:32 -0700 (PDT)|
|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, 2009Guam - 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.
... For the entire article, see http://www.pacificnewscenter.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9854:concerns-over-chemical-contamination-at-temporary-jfk-site-delay-start-of-jfk-classes-until-next-monday&catid=34:guam&Itemid=141 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 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@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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