2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2010 12:01:30 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FUDS, BIOTA: Toxic Aleutian (AK) fish
Aleutian fish still contaminated by old military sites

Anchorage Daily News (AK)
March 22, 2010

Fish caught in waters near old military sites in the western Aleutian Islands have more chemical contaminants than do fish caught farther away, according to a study reported by KUCB in Unalaska.

Biologist Keith Miles of the U.S. Geological Survey was part of a team that tested fish for organochlorines -- including PCBs used in electrical lubricants and pesticides -- in the livers of halibut, cod and greenling caught near decommissioned military bases established during World War II and the Cold War. In many cases the chemicals stored at the sites were dumped or left behind.


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