2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 07:43:51 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CLEANUP: Camp Peary (VA) dump site and Waller Mill Reservoir
Navy officials to share study of contaminants in Williamsburg reservoir

By Dan Parsons
Newport News Daily Press
February 9, 2010


Navy officials have concluded their investigation of whether pollutants from Camp Peary leaked into Waller Mill Reservoir and are set to share the findings with residents whose water comes from the lake.


Navy and Camp Peary officials announced last spring that traces of chemicals from an abandoned disposal site at Camp Peary might have leaked into the reservoir, the city of Williamsburg's primary source of drinking water.

Since then, the Navy has completed an environmental investigation of the possible contamination. The study involved collecting samples of soil, sediment, surface water, fish tissue and invertebrate tissue from various locations, according to a Navy statement released Tuesday. Those samples were analyzed for the presence of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. The study also included ecological and human health risk assessments.


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