2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 17:18:20 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] LITIGATION, PESTICIDES: Kelly Air Force Base (TX)
DDT sampling around Kelly to continue after federal settlement

Greg Harman
San Antonio Current (TX)
August 23, 2010

Hundreds of San Antonio residents who sued the U.S. Air Force over toxic contamination impacting their homes will soon be sharing in $1,000 slices of federal settlement gains. Yet, the mystery of elevated cancers and other health complaints around the former military base remains — as do toxics in the community.

A state fishing advisory has been expanded on the Lower Leon Creek, which winds past the base’s western boundary. And recent sampling found the infamous pesticide DDT in the water and sediment at levels expected to cause damage to aquatic life there.


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Lenny Siegel
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