2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2010 19:15:20 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: Report on Camp Lejeune (NC) water
ATSDR report sheds light on extent of Lejeune water contaminants

ENC Today (NC)
October 22, 2010

A report released Friday by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry sheds new light on the extent and variety of chemical contaminants that found their way into the ground and drinking water of sites throughout Camp Lejeune.

The 300-page report analyzes more than 18 sites of contamination located throughout the base, compiling data from hundreds of source documents and records. Its findings indicate that hazardous substances from DDT and battery acid to diesel fueled leaked into the ground and seeped into the water through improper disposal practices, pipe leaks, and spills at these sites.

The findings of ATSDR also seem to contradict claims by the Marine Corps that drinking wells contaminated with the organic solvents TCE and PCE were taken offline as soon as the contamination was discovered.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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