2007 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: 19 Nov 2007 17:29:42 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Otis (MA) disagreement
Cleanup of tainted water delayed

By Amanda Lehmert
Cape Cod Times (MA)
November 19, 2007

FALMOUTH - After a year of dead-locked debate over the Ashumet Valley 
plume cleanup, Air Force and environmental officials are putting their 
dispute on hold.

The two agencies have agreed to disagree about the best way to clean up 
the southern portion of the solvent plume, which flows into East 
Falmouth. But Air Force leaders will collect more information on the 
contamination in hopes the data will help the agencies reach a consensus 
on a cleanup plan by mid-March next year.

The plume flows from a former firefighter training area at Otis Air 
Base. It migrates through the groundwater — the area's main source of 
drinking water. No residents are believed to be drinking the tainted water.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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