|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 16 Feb 2012 11:02:32 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES: I-Denni site, Saipan, Northern Marianas|
Army Corps cites levels of PCB, lead contamination in I-Denni By Haidee V. Eugenio Saipan Tribune (CNMI) February 17, 2012The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said the highest reading for polychlorinated biphenyls soil contamination in I-Denni/Edoni on Capital Hill is so far 19 parts per million even as the standard cleanup level is 1 ppm, while lead found in the area soil ranges from 40 ppm to 3,000 ppm and the goal is to keep it down to 300 ppm.
PCB and lead are toxic chemicals. These are found at a pit that the U.S. military used during and after World War II as a waste repository. It has been identified as a formerly used defense site, or FUDS.
"This is not high," said Army Corps' Helene Takemoto, referring to the highest reading of 19 ppm, which she said is still below the over 50 ppm threshold for it to be considered "contamination."
... For the entire article, see http://www.saipantribune.com/newsstory.aspx?newsID=116614&cat=1 -- 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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