|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 11 Oct 2011 02:05:55 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GROUNDWATER, MUNITIONS: Massachusetts Military Reservation update|
Army continues massive base cleanup By George Brennan Cape Cod Times (MA) October 10, 2011Just 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, seehttp://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 <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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