2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 21 Sep 2005 04:57:37 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Lead in Camp Pendleton (CA) water
Lead levels in water trigger base investigation

By DARRIN MORTENSON North County Times (CA) September 19, 2005

CAMP PENDLETON ---- Alarmed at samples of drinking water that show potentially dangerous levels of lead in six separate residential neighborhoods on the base, Camp Pendleton officials on Monday announced an aggressive investigation and testing campaign to find the source of contamination.

The samples, taken during a routine test of 60 base homes in August, showed levels that far exceeded the federal Environmental Protection Agency's "action levels" in 11 homes ---- seven of them occupied by military families, officials said.

Since the contaminated drinking water was not isolated to one neighborhood but spread across a wide area fed by the base's southern water system, and because the last time that water system was checked for lead was three years ago, base officials said they could not rule out a long-standing and widespread health threat.


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