|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 9 Jan 2011 23:06:06 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: TCE found across the river from Oak Ridge complex (TN)|
High level of pollutant detected in Oak Ridge well Source of chemical compound remains undetermined Frank Munger Knoxville News Sentinel (TN) January 9, 2011OAK RIDGE - A high level of trichloroethylene, an industrial solvent, was found in one of the new monitoring wells installed across the river from Oak Ridge National Laboratory's nuclear burial grounds, but Oak Ridge officials said it's too early to determine if the pollution is linked to the old waste sites.
David Adler, an environmental scientist at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge office, said trichloroethylene - also known as TCE - is often associated with buried wastes on the government reservation, but he said the chemical compound is widely used as a degreaser and can also be found in many non-DOE locations.
"We are avoiding speculating on what the source is," Adler said. "We're just getting data to pin down what can and can't be said."
... For the entire article, see http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2011/jan/09/high-level-of-pollutant-detected-oak-ridge-well/ -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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