2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2010 11:49:32 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE, FUDS: Spring Valley sampling
Locals question Army Corps' data

By Christopher Cottrell
American University Eagle (DC)
February 21, 2010

Perchlorate levels in the groundwater in and around AU are decreasing according to the Army Corps of Engineers - a claim that was met with skepticism by some community members who said that existing information is insufficient to draw such conclusions.

Spring Valley residents at Tuesday's Restoration Advisory Board meeting, where the Army Corps made this announcement, were skeptical because the Corps based their findings on readings made more than two years apart and during different seasons of the year.

The Environmental Protection Agency has set the safety standard for perchlorate levels in drinking water at 15 parts per billion, according to Todd Beckwith, the Corps' project manager for the Spring Valley cleanup.


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