2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 02:05:55 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] GROUNDWATER, MUNITIONS: Massachusetts Military Reservation update
Army continues massive base cleanup

By George Brennan
Cape Cod Times (MA)
October 10, 2011

Just about a year ago, a monitoring well near the Bourne boundary of the Massachusetts Military Reservation showed levels of perchlorate six times the limit set by the state for safe drinking water.

To the public, the discovery came out of nowhere, but officials from the Army's Impact Area Groundwater Study Program and environmental regulators say it demonstrates that appropriate safeguards are in place. They thought the plume from an area of Camp Edwards known as Demolition Area 1 was contained inside the base boundary, but the tests from monitoring wells proved otherwise.

Further study showed that a sliver of contaminated groundwater about the width of a tractor-trailer traveled underneath Route 28 to a neighborhood in the Pocasset Village of Bourne. Testing there in one neighborhood well, where the military had just gotten permission to sink a well, showed levels three times the acceptable limits.


For the entire article, see
http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111010/NEWS/ 110100307/-1/NEWSMAP


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545
Fax: 650-961-8918

Military mailing list

  Prev by Date: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: Randy White "calls attention to Fort Detrick [MD] contamination"
Next by Date: [CPEO-MEF] Brooks Air Force Base e-mails
  Prev by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: Randy White "calls attention to Fort Detrick [MD] contamination"
Next by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] Brooks Air Force Base e-mails

CPEO Lists
Author Index
Date Index
Thread Index