2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:14:59 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: Ft. Meade (MD) groundwater
Ft. Meade well tests show pollution in Odenton
Army to investigate the extent of the contamination

Annapolis Capital (MD)
March 22, 2009

Recent tests of well water near a landfill on Fort George G. Meade revealed three harmful chemicals that environmental officials say pose greater risks than previously believed.

The discovery has sparked action to protect residents in nearby households in Odenton from drinking well water with the dangerous substances and prompted the Army to implement "interim measures" to limit contact with pollution.

The military already has invested more than 10 years and $100 million into an environmental cleanup at the west county Army post. About $28 million is needed to finish the job.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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