2018 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2018 17:44:23 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] MERCURY, PERCHLORATE: Los Alamos National Laboratory water monitoring
Contractor detects possible increases in mercury at well sites

By Tris DeRoma
Los Alamos Monitor (NM)
September 5, 2018

N3B, the contractor in charge of legacy waste cleanup at the Los Alamos National Laboratory reported to the Department of Energy Aug. 21 that there were slight increases in mercury at one monitoring well site and perchlorate at a separate well site. 

The wells are used to sample groundwater tables. The samples were taken in June. 

N3B officials noted a sample taken from well R-3 showed a .01 micrograms increase above the 2 micrograms per liter maximum contaminant level allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency, making the sample taken 2.01 micrograms per liter.

Mercury is often used in scientific research applications and is also a naturally occurring element found in rock, according to the Environmental Protectio


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