2002 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 6 Jun 2002 17:03:07 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Aberdeen Proving Ground perchlorate response
Plan aims to protect water

APG, Aberdeen officials devise four ways to keep chemical from wells

By Lane Harvey Brown 
Baltimore Sun

June 6, 2002

A group of Army and Aberdeen officials devised yesterday a four-point
plan to deal with perchlorate, a hazardous industrial chemical found
last month in ground water near the town's drinking water wells. 

Aberdeen Proving Ground and city officials agreed to: 

*   Conduct more tests to determine the extent of the contamination. 

*   Monitor well water more closely. 

*   Develop an interim plan for closing the wells and acquiring
emergency water, if necessary. 

*   Work on a long-term remediation plan, perhaps patterned after an
APG-Harford County well protection agreement designed to guard the
county's wells from a plume of industrial solvent contamination near the
western boundary of the sprawling base where the Army tests weaponry. 

Aberdeen and APG agreed to conduct monthly tests of well water, and
Aberdeen will also test finished water, said Peter Dacey, city manager.
Aberdeen's most recent well water and finished-water tests came back
yesterday without perchlorate traces, Dacey said. 


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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