|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:16:01 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: Ft. Detrick (MD) Area B groundwater study|
Detrick to expand its Area B contamination investigation By Megan Eckstein Frederick News Post (MD) September 23, 2010Fort Detrick will test surface and ground water for a wider swath of toxins and carcinogens, as well as expand its efforts to learn about possible past environmental contamination, to help quell a growing concern that the Army post could be linked to cancer cases in Frederick. At the Area B Restoration Advisory Board meeting Wednesday night, Fort Detrick officials met with government regulators and community members to discuss their environmental research in the coming months. Most immediately, the Army will begin interviewing former employees and nearby residents to discuss things they've seen that could indicate environmental contamination. Fort Detrick is waiting for a contract to be pushed through, but a mechanism for signing up for an interview could be in place as early as next week, said Bob Craig, chief of Fort Detrick's Environmental Management Office. Fort Detrick hopes to wrap up the interview process by December.
Fort Detrick also said it would soon know the results of its archival records search to determine how and when it used the herbicide Agent Orange, a known carcinogen. Craig said they should know by October the extent of its work with 2,4,5-T, a component of Agent Orange, and the full archival search should be completed by February.
... For the entire article, see http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sections/news/display.htm?StoryID=110286 -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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