2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2011 11:11:32 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: Camp Edwards (MA) finds 9 ppb
High levels of perchlorate detected in well

By George Brennan
Cape Cod Times (MA)
October 13, 2011

CAMP EDWARDS — Perchlorate more than four times the safe drinking water level was detected in a monitoring well on the western boundary of the Massachusetts Military Reservation, a cleanup official said Wednesday night.

Perchlorate was detected at 9 parts per billion, Ben Gregson, remediation manager for the Army Impact Area Groundwater Study Program, told a meeting of the MMR Cleanup Team. Perchlorate is a contaminant from explosives and fireworks that has an adverse affect on pregnant women and small children.

The monitoring well is 3,600 feet from a proposed municipal well, Gregson said. The Bourne Water District is currently seeking permits for that well inside the boundary of the military reservation and has been informed of the discovery, he said.


For the entire article, see
http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20111013/NEWS/ 110130322


Lenny Siegel
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