2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 28 May 2005 18:45:48 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate in more Massachusetts wells
4 families told not to use wells

Springfield Republican (MA)
May 28, 2005

CHESTERFIELD - The state Department of Environmental Protection told
four families in town to stop using their well water after finding it
contains higher than standard levels of perchlorate. 

Elizabeth M. Stinehart, the deputy regional director of the Department
of Environmental Protection, said that her department recently tested
eight wells within 500 feet of the former Davenport School on Route 143
after the school's water supply tested positive for perchlorate. 

In six of those wells, including the one serving the school, the water
contained more than one part per billion of perchlorate. One part per
billion is the current standard that the department uses to determine if
the water is safe for children, seniors, and pregnant women, Stinehart


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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