|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 25 Nov 2009 12:07:01 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: Wisconsin DNT standard|
Wisconsin Groundwater Standards for Explosives Could Set National Precedent Environment News Service November 24, 2009MADISON, Wisconsin - A move by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to set standards for a carcinogenic explosive in groundwater is being applauded by rural neighbors of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant but is expected to draw opposition from the U.S. military.
The WDNR recently received approval from the state's Natural Resources Board to hold public hearings on the addition of 15 new substances to the state's groundwater quality standards including all forms of dinitrotoluene, DNT - a carcinogenic explosive that has contaminated drinking water wells near the Badger Army Ammunition Plant in the rural townships of Merrimac, Sumpter and Prairie du Sac.
If approved by the legislature, Wisconsin will set a precedent for other states that could be significant for over 100 sites across the country contaminated with DNT.
... For the entire article, see http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/nov2009/2009-11-24-094.asp -- 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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