|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 18 Sep 2009 00:29:20 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS, PERCHLORATE: EPA backs Camp Edwards (MA) monitoring plan|
EPA endorses monitoring plan for three groundwater plumes By George Brennan Cape Cod Times (MA) September 18, 2009CAMP EDWARDS - The Army will continue to monitor three groundwater plumes contaminated with perchlorate and Royal Demolition Explosives, known as RDX, for the next several years under a plan endorsed by the federal Environmental Protection agency.
Military training and fireworks are believed to be responsible for the contamination, officials said. While the plumes are dissipating naturally, EPA team leader Lynn Jennings said federal officials want the military to continue monitoring them and to make sure people living in the areas of contamination are not tapping into the water.
One of the plumes is on the western boundary of the base and is migrating toward Monument Beach. A second is contained to the base and a third is in the northwest corner near the Upper Cape Regional Technical High School. The Upper Cape Tech plume is headed toward the Cape Cod Canal, but does not pose a health risk, environmental officials said.
... For the entire article, see http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090918/NEWS/909180317/-1/NEWSMAP -- 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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