2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 27 Jul 2005 16:53:29 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Camp Edwards RDX
[I'll be watching this one closely. 290 parts per billion is unusually
high for the range deposition of RDX. - LS]

New RDX plume could hit Sandwich

Cape Cod Times
July 27, 2005

CAMP EDWARDS - Army officials have uncovered a new plume of contaminants
on the border of Camp Edwards that could reach into Forestdale.

Temporary wells drilled last week and yesterday along the base border
turned up levels of Royal Demolition Explosives, or RDX, at 6, 12 and
290 parts per billion - well above the Environmental Protection Agency's
lifetime health advisory of 2 parts per billion.

The shape and size of the plume have yet to be determined, Army
officials said last night at a meeting of the Impact Area Review Team,
an EPA-run citizens group that monitors the Army cleanup of the base.


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
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