2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 6 May 2005 12:16:38 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PCBs at Natick Labs (MA)
Army likely off the hook for PCB cleanup

By Jon Brodkin
MetroWest Daily News (MA)
May 5, 2005

NATICK -- It appears the Environmental Protection Agency will not force the U.S. Army to clean up PCB contamination in Lake Cochituate, members of an advisory board that oversees the Natick Labs Superfund site said this week.

The EPA has not ruled definitively, but it has accepted a risk assessment the Army is using to bolster its claim it should not have to perform a $2 million cleanup.

"Of course, we're disappointed that the Army isn't going to clean up the mess they made with PCBs," said Marco Kaltofen, an environmental scientist who is co-chairman of the Restoration Advisory Board. "At an absolute minimum, the town of Natick needs to post (warnings) so that no one, especially children, is eating the PCB-contaminated fish in Lake Cochituate."


Kaltofen and several other members of the RAB have criticized this assessment in written comments to the EPA, saying it underestimates human consumption of fish from the lake, especially among minorities, and did not test enough fish species for PCBs.


For the entire article, see

Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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