|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||27 Jun 2007 18:08:50 -0000|
|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, 2007A 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.
... For the entire article, see http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_6238778 -- 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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