|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 1 Sep 2008 20:57:41 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: Annniston Army Depot (AL) - day 1|
When cleaning up isn't enough: Army trying to rid Anniston Army Depot of
By Jeremy Cox Anniston Star August 31, 2008Three decades into a nightmare environmental cleanup at the Anniston Army Depot, Army officials are giving one last shot at figuring out how to defuse a potential toxic time bomb: a 27-million-pound plume of solvent waste, called trichloroethylene, leaking into the groundwater that feeds Coldwater Spring, Anniston's main source of drinking water.
The risk of someone getting sick in a TCE hot spot is similar to other diminutively dicey endeavors folks face every day, such as riding in an airplane. The threat to one person is microscopically small, and even when multiplied by millions of people over several decades, the risk is still small.
... For the entire article, see http://www.annistonstar.com/showcase/2008/as-open-0831-0-8h30x3031.htm -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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