|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 29 Jun 2008 22:44:17 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs, REGULATION: Ft. Detrick to be proposed for NPL|
EPA to Propose Fort Detrick as Superfund Cleanup Site By David A. Fahrenthold Washington Post June 29, 2008The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose Frederick's Fort Detrick as a possible Superfund site, a move that would give that agency oversight of the U.S. Army's cleanup of chemical-laced groundwater, officials said.
That announcement last week marks the latest turn in an environmental saga at the base, which began in the early 1990s when tests found two toxins in water wells. They aren't chemical weapons, which were tested at Fort Detrick during the Cold War, but both chemicals have been shown to cause health problems.
The Army has spent millions to clean up the site, but Maryland regulators have complained that they are moving too slowly.
Maryland pressed the EPA to put the base on its Superfund list, saying this move could set a schedule for the cleanup and also provide answers to remaining questions about how far the contamination has spread.
... For the entire article, see http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/28/AR2008062801939.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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