|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:38:24 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs, GLOBAL: Navy families in Naples, Italy|
June 29, 2009 Water testing leaves Naples families in limbo over locationContamination in one neighborhood leads to requests to move – and one fight to stay put
By Sandra Jontz, Stars and Stripes European edition June 28, 2009NAPLES, Italy - Three American families in Naples are caught in the middle of the U.S. Navy's slow and careful assessment of how toxic their neighborhood might be.
One family is fighting the Navy over an eviction notice, despite being notified that tests showed their ground water is contaminated.
Two other families wonder why the Navy didn't test their ground water, which they share with their evicted neighbor, or why it didn't tell them the water was contaminated. And, they wonder why they weren't forced to move.
The Navy says it only informs residents of potential health risks or asks them to move when they have firm evidence of contamination. And without tests, they can't make that recommendation.
The saga, which has the families in the off-base neighborhood of Casal di Principe ensconced in a bureaucratic ordeal, started seven months ago.
... For the entire article, see http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=63497 -- 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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