|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||5 May 2006 02:56:04 -0000|
|Subject:||[Fwd: Re: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate in fireworks, Marshfield, MA]|
-------- Original Message -------- Subject: Re: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate in fireworks, Marshfield, MA Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 15:18:38 EDT From: Karen4theCamp@cs.com To: email@example.com
In a message dated 5/3/06 10:15:13 PM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Lenny I would like to post a response to this letter. Karen Kingston
Camp Bonneville Military Reservation was closed under BRAC and suffers with issues of a PERCHLORATE Plume that is today unmitigated. In 2004 an acre plus munitions landfill was remediated via a cleanup action. During the excavation, by Tetra Tech, a gigantic pit of burned and unused fireworks was found. This find was not unsuspected as records supported the knowledge that Clark County and federal agencies were burying confiscated fireworks at Camp Bonneville for more than 30 years. We just were not certain where.
Supporting documents and testimony from the Army, FBI, Clark County, the WA Department of Ecology, and the EPA make the issue of what an absolutely serious threat to society this past practice has become. Kathryn Webers needs to know that her concerns are founded and here in Vancouver, Washington, proof exists. The federal documents detailing fireworks contamination, what it has done to groundwater, watershed, and the millions of federal tax dollars already spent due to the burial of fireworks at Camp Bonneville, are public record.
I have never been to Marshfield and yet I grieve for Kathryn and the public she serves. At Camp Bonneville, the fireworks pit dug at Landfill 4/Demo Site 1 was large enough to drive cars into. As the plume was not completely mitigated and is still on the move toward residential homes. We can only guess where else the fireworks were buried. It is not a surprise that the testimonies taken on the burials are lacking and are marginally trustworthy. Camp Bonneville sits upon the Troutdale Aquifer which supplies water to most of southwest Washington and then travels under the Columbia River and supplies water into Portland, Oregon. PERCHLORATES sinking characteristics mean that any aquifer, especially those with shallow formations, with PERCHLORATE in the soil above it jeopardizes the sustainability of clean water for all generations to come.
Karen Kingston Civic Volunteer Camp Bonneville Restoration Advisory Board Co-Chair Twenty year history with Camp Bonneville, Vancouver, Washington Email: Karen4TheCamp@CS.com
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