|Date:||13 Oct 2005 22:16:53 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Lead in Camp Pendleton (CA) drinking water|
Base schools sit in high-lead zone By: DARRIN MORTENSON North County Times (San Diego, CA) October 13, 2005 CAMP PENDLETON ---- At least four elementary schools and seven child and youth centers are included in the region of this sprawling military base where high levels of lead were detected in the water system. At one of those schools, Mary Fay Pendleton, lead was found in water in four classrooms. Base officials this week said that while they were still working to isolate the source of the lead and come up with a solution, they had notified all residents, civilian workers and service members fed by the base's southern region so that they could avoid contamination and switch to bottled water. The military is supplying the bottled water throughout the base, officials have said. "This is not to say that every house or every building is contaminated," said Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Garcia. "This is a precautionary measure. They should know that their water could be affected, but we aren't sure at this point." ... For the entire article, see http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2005/10/13/news/top_stories/21_15_5210_12_05.txt -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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