2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 23 Mar 2002 18:27:45 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate from MMR
>From the Cape Cod Times, March 23, 2002

Bourne wells ordered shut
Traces of contaminant from base detected in Monument Beach. 


BOURNE - Traces of a carcinogen used in rocket propellants has already
reached one of Bourne's water supply wells, forcing the town to shut
down the well indefinitely.

While the level of contamination is barely measurable, military
officials are concerned that the chemical perchlorate has migrated from
Camp Edwards to community water supplies.

The chemical, which has been found all over the heart of the base, a
legacy of decades of military training, was found in a well that tested
clean just a few weeks ago. At that time, Bourne water officials shut
down that well, and another nearby supply well, as a precaution, since
several monitoring wells hinted that the troubling chemical was creeping
off base.

The two wells will remain shut down indefinitely.


For the entire story, see

(Note: Camp Edwards is the Army National Guard portion of the
Massachusetts Military Reservation.)


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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