|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 24 Mar 2009 13:32:29 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||Re: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: Ft. Meade (MD) groundwater|
[This article raised the possibility of vapor intrusion in Odenton. - LS] Army to test Odenton wells Nearby monitoring wells show unhealthy levels of chemicals By Timothy B. Wheeler Baltimore Sun March 24, 2009The Army plans to test residential and business wells in Odenton after groundwater samples there showed elevated levels of toxic chemicals in an area adjacent to Fort Meade, officials said Monday.
Henry Sokolowski, who oversees federal facility cleanups for EPA's Mid-Atlantic office in Philadelphia, said the Army also has been directed to investigate whether any toxic vapors are seeping into basements or foundations of buildings in the Odenton area.
.... For the entire article, see http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/health/bal-md.ar.meade24mar24,0,6238641.story Lenny Siegel wrote:
Ft. Meade well tests show pollution in Odenton Army to investigate the extent of the contamination By JOSHUA STEWART Annapolis Capital (MD) March 22, 2009Recent 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, seehttp://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/top/2009/03/22-22/Ft-Meade-well-tests-show-pollution-in-Odenton.html
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