2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 25 Jun 2005 19:07:49 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Massachusetts Military Reservation perchlorate cleanup
Army ready to clean up perchlorate

Cape Cod Times
June 25, 2005

BUZZARDS BAY - The Army may soon begin cleaning perchlorate flowing through the region's sole-source aquifer under Camp Edwards, despite the fact no safety standard has been set.

Safety standards for contaminants in drinking water trigger cleanups and set the legal parameters for the level of contaminant that must be removed by those responsible for the pollution.

Perchlorate is found in rocket fuel, fireworks and explosives. Trace amounts of perchlorate from the base have been found in private drinking water wells in Bourne and Sandwich, although the perchlorate in the Sandwich well has yet to be linked to pollution coming from the base. At one point, traces of the contaminant were found in two Bourne Water District wells in Monument Beach that have since tested clean.


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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