|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 18 Feb 2010 20:58:48 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] WATER: Camp Lejeune (NC) benzene|
Fed probe urged on cancer chemical in Marine water By KEVIN MAURER Associated Press Writer February 18, 2010A North Carolina congressman said Thursday that he wants an investigation into reports that levels of a cancer-causing chemical in tap water at a Marine Corps base were downplayed and then omitted from official documents.
Democratic Rep. Brad Miller called for the probe by his House science subcommittee Thursday — a day after The Associated Press reported on new documents that indicate massive fuel leaks at Camp Lejeune and high concentrations of benzene found in a water well there in 1984.
"I am just disbelieving of their failure to act. It may have been worse than a failure to act. They may have acted to minimize or prevent the risk from being disclosed," Miller told the Associated Press on Thursday. "It is hard to imagine they would let this go on. There was too much information that they had to have consciously disregarded."
... For the entire article, see http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TOXIC_TAP_WATER?SITE=CACRU&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT See also http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35445439/ns/health-cancer -- 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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