2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: 20 Aug 2007 16:37:03 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Hill Air Force Base (UT) TCE plume
[While other Defense Department installation restoration programs hesitate to sample indoor air for volatile organic compounds, Hill Air Force Base has used such sampling results to redraws its TCE groundwater plume. - LS]

HAFB to redraw its map showing pollution plume

By Joseph M. Dougherty
Deseret Morning News (UT)
August 20, 2007

LAYTON - Hill Air Force Base is getting ready to redraw the map of a two-lobed plume of shallow groundwater contamination in Layton.

And though it may come as a surprise to some residents to find the plume is bigger than the current map shows, Hill officials want to reassure them the plume isn't moving.

"There's no evidence to suggest that," said Bob Elliott, the base's environmental restorations chief.

Over the past two years, base officials have been using new techniques to search for shallow groundwater contamination, and the Layton City Council recently got an update on those techniques.

But what started the investigation was the discovery of trichloroethylene, or TCE, vapors in homes outside of the plume's known area.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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