2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: 27 Jun 2007 18:08:50 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate in Salt Lake City (UT)
Downtown Salt Lake City well found tainted with rocket fuel additive
Levels of the contaminant are very low; its health impacts are hotly debated

By Judy Fahys and Jason Bergreen
The Salt Lake Tribune (UT)
June 27, 2007

A popular downtown artesian well is mildly contaminated with perchlorate, an additive to rocket and jet fuel whose health impacts are hotly debated.

The well, at the corner of 500 East and 800 South in Salt Lake City, has been cherished as a pure water source for more than a century. How its water might have become contaminated is a mystery, said Florence Reynolds, water quality and treatment manager for the Salt Lake City public utilities office.

"We don't want to cause a panic," she said, noting that the contamination is roughly equal to four drops of perchlorate in an Olympic-sized swimming pool.


Two water tests at the Artesian Wells Park showed levels about 4.6 parts per billion, Reynolds said.


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