|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||29 Apr 2007 01:11:17 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Hill Air Force Base (UT) PCBs|
Hill will remove, replace toxic soilOne on-base home is deemed uninhabitable as Air Force tests find PCBs all over the place
By Matthew D. LaPlante The Salt Lake Tribune (UT) April 28, 2007Hill Air Force Base will remove and replace contaminated soil at dozens of on-base homes that have tested positive for polychlorinated biphenyls, including one home that environmental managers have declared uninhabitable.
Base officials were unsure how much the project would cost, saying testing to identify other locations of contamination is ongoing.
Hill environmental manager Steve Hicken said the base has agreed with Environmental Protection Agency monitors to replace soil at any location that tests above one part per million.
Scores of soil samples from dozens of residences on the southwest corner of the base have tested at that level for presence of the chemicals, also known as PCBs. Testing began last winter.
In one location, the inspectors found PCBs at 270 parts per million - hundreds of times higher than what is considered safe by the base's own environmental risk assessors.
... For the entire article, see http://www.sltrib.com/ci_5772568 -- 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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