2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: lsiegel@cpeo.org
Date: 19 Jan 2005 18:00:50 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate at DuPont Louviers industrial site (CO)
Chemical found in testing well

By Bill Scanlon
Rocky Mountain News (CO)
January 19, 2005

A monitoring well at an old explosives site in Douglas County contains
concentrations of the rocket-fuel chemical perchlorate at 20 times the
levels recommended by a prestigious national panel. 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment tested the two
nearest wells that are used for drinking water and found they contained
no perchlorate, Gary Baughman, director of hazardous materials and waste
management for the department, said Tuesday. 

Another well at the DuPont Louviers industrial site tested at about
twice the level recommended last week by the National Academy of
Sciences, while the 11 other tested wells were below. 

"That definitely has our attention," Baughman said of the wells with the
two highest readings. "But we believe it's reasonably confined and not
affecting any water being used for drinking." 


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Lenny Siegel
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