2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 18:04:20 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] TECHNOLOGY: Bioremediation at Defense Supply Center Richmond (VA)
Microscopic Chemical-Eating Bugs Help DLA Clean, Protect Groundwater

By Stephen J. Baker, DLA Aviation Public Affairs
Midlothian Exchange
February 21, 2011

Some of nature's smallest helpers will be at the frontline of Defense Logistics Agency's continuing work to restore and protect the environment at Defense Supply Center Richmond according to a remediation plan and feasibility study published recently by DLA Installation Support’s Environmental Branch in Richmond.

The "OU-7 Proposed Plan and Feasibility Study" - created with support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) - details the upcoming cleanup of a site known as Operable Unit 7, located in the south- central region of the installation.

According to study, the site served as a firefighting training area in the 1960s where flammable liquid chemicals and petroleum products were dumped into three separate and unlined training pits, ignited and extinguished during the training. Those activities, according to the study, are the most likely cause of groundwater degradation beneath the site.


For the entire article, see
http://www.midlothianexchange.com/index.php/news/article/microscopic- chemical-eating-bugs-help-dla-clean-protect-groundwater/25068/


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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