2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 3 Jun 2002 14:35:51 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate at Aberdeen Proving Ground
Chemical detected in ground water in Aberdeen
City's wells unaffected; APG to investigate, treat
By Lane Harvey Brown

Baltimore Sun
June 3, 2002

Ground-water samples taken by the Army near Aberdeen's drinking-water
wells contain a chemical linked to thyroid cancer, and a top
environmental officer at Aberdeen Proving Ground says that discovery
makes the area a "high priority" for investigation and treatment. 

The Army and Environmental Protection Agency stressed that no traces of
the chemical, perchlorate, were found in the drinking water or in the 11
wells along the APG boundary.   "It's not in city wells, but it's close
-- too close for comfort," said University of Maryland toxicologist Cal
Baier-Anderson, who works closely with the post on environmental issues. 

"This is a high priority," said Ken Stachiw, chief of the proving
ground's environmental restoration program. "Something else will have to
go because this is close to people's drinking water."


For the entire story, see


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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