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|Date:||19 May 2003 18:31:16 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Pentagon Is Accused of Hiding Report on Perchlorate Pollution|
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Pentagon Is Accused of Hiding Report on Perchlorate Pollution By PETER WALDMAN May 19, 2003 Two Democratic members of the House of Representatives accused the Pentagon of "covering up and hiding" information about the magnitude of perchlorate contamination nationwide. In a letter sent Friday to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Reps. John Dingell (D., Mich.) and Hilda Solis (D., Calif.) accused the Defense Department of concealing results of a 2001 survey that sought detailed information about potential perchlorate contamination at Defense Department sites dating to 1950. According to the letter, the Environmental Protection Agency agreed not to issue a formal "information request" to the Pentagon on the occurrence of perchlorate pollution, but only if the Defense Department would give the EPA the results of the national survey. Yet more than two years later, the House members wrote, the Pentagon still hasn't submitted the results to the EPA, prompting the members' charge of a coverup. The representatives asked the Defense Department to furnish them with the results of the survey by June 6. To view this article, copy and paste the following URL into your browser (make sure that ALL of the address is copied): http://online.wsj.com/wsjgate?subURI=/article/0,,SB105329757117800300-email,00.html&nonsubURI=/article_email/0,,SB105329757117800300-H9jeoNjlaB2mpyubYCHaa6Bm4,00.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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