2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: lsiegel@cpeo.org
Date: 13 Oct 2005 22:16:53 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Lead in Camp Pendleton (CA) drinking water
Base schools sit in high-lead zone

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."


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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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