2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 14:16:01 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
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, 2010

Fort 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.


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