2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 18 Mar 2005 22:52:24 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Testing groundwater near Fort Meade (MD)
County to test wells for cancer-causing chemicals

Annapolis Capital (MD)
March 18, 2005

County health officials are planning to test 19 wells at homes in
Odenton for cancer-causing chemicals that may have leached into the
groundwater from nearby Fort George G. Meade.

Elevated levels of tetrachloroethene and carbon tetrachloride were found
at three monitoring wells on the Army installation near Odenton.

County health workers started setting appointments yesterday for well
sampling that will begin Monday. Results could take a week.


For the entire article, see

See also:

Arundel to test water from 19 homes near Meade
Officials recently learned of pollutants found in June 

By Phillip McGowan
Baltimore Sun 
March 18, 2005

Anne Arundel County officials will sample well water next week at 19
homes adjacent to Fort Meade after the discovery of cancer-causing
pollutants in an aquifer underneath the sprawling Army post.

The county learned recently that Army tests done in June at three wells
near an aquifer revealed excessive levels of tetrachloroethene, a
dry-cleaning solution, and carbon tetrachloride, a pesticide. The
chemical levels were as much as four times the federal government's
contamination standards.

The aquifer, one of three that lie beneath or near Fort Meade, provides
a well-water source for the western Anne Arundel County communities of
Piney Orchard and Odenton.


For the entire article, 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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