|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 26 May 2017 19:31:53 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: "Falmouth [MA] given deadline on tainted well"|
Falmouth given deadline on tainted well By Christine Legere Cape Cod Times (MA) May 25, 2017 FALMOUTH - State environmental officials have given the town until June 9 to come up with plans to find out why an inorganic compound that can affect thyroid function in humans has exceeded the amount allowed in the Fresh Pond drinking well and to fix the problem. The compound, perchlorate, can be manufactured and used as an industrial chemical and is found in rocket propellant, explosives, fireworks and road flares, according to the Environmental Protection Agency website. It also is found in bleach. The EPA cites as sensitive groups pregnant women, nursing mothers, infants, children and people with thyroid conditions. The compound can interfere with the body’s ability to absorb iodine into the thyroid gland, which is critical to production of thyroid hormones. … For the entire article, see http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20170524/falmouth-given-deadline-on-tainted-well -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/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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