2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 28 Dec 2005 22:44:51 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Los Alamos Labs (NM) groundwater
Chromium found in aquifer

Los Alamos Monitor (NM)
December 28, 2005

Chromium has been found at levels that exceed state and federal drinking
water standards in the regional aquifer. Officials at Los Alamos
National Laboratory and the National Nuclear Security Administration
alerted state and county stakeholders late last week of the findings. 

Mat Johansen, an environmental project manager for NNSA said this
morning more than one sample from a deep monitoring well in Mortandad
Canyon has confirmed elevated readings, but not in any wells used for
drinking water by the county.

The readings are significant, he said, because this is the first time a
contaminant has been found that exceeds the Environmental Protection
Agency's maximum contaminant level (MCL).


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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