2003 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 22 Oct 2003 20:11:25 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Aberdeen Proving Ground perchlorate
Aberdeen Superfund group meets tonight to push for APG cleanup of
Rocket-fuel ingredient found near city's wells

By Lane Harvey Brown
Baltimore Sun 
October 22, 2003

Concerned Aberdeen residents are meeting tonight to try to educate their
neighbors about the city's drinking water, which contains a hazardous
rocket-fuel ingredient once used in training exercises at Aberdeen
Proving Ground - and which the Army shows no sign of cleaning up soon. 

Members of a citizens watchdog group say they need more community
support to press the Army to clean up the pollutant, a chemical called
perchlorate, from the ground water that feeds the city's 11 wells 

"We have a lot of work to do to educate these people," said Glenda
Bowling, a past president of the Aberdeen Proving Ground Superfund
Citizens Coalition, which has been pushing the issue for two years. 

"We can't do it by ourselves. We need more public support if we're going
to make enough noise to get them [the Army] to put in water treatment


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