|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 9 Nov 2011 07:44:51 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: "Perchlorate-Free Flares Undergo Qualification Testing"|
Perchlorate-Free Flares Undergo Qualification Testing SERDP-ESTCP Headlines Fall 2001The U.S. Navy and Army are jointly testing two novel, perchlorate- free red flare compositions that were developed with SERDP and ESTCP support to qualify them for incorporation into service inventories. These perchlorate-free compositions have equal or superior performance compared to their in-service perchlorate-containing counterparts. When implemented by the military services, the flare compositions will eliminate the release of perchlorate from flares into the environment and, as a result, will help reduce risk to human health and the environment and prevent future groundwater contamination and costly cleanup efforts.
Perchlorates have long been used as oxidizers in military flares, rocket propellants, and other pyrotechnic materials, but studies showing that perchlorates can disrupt normal thyroid hormone production have raised concerns over their environmental impact. Most perchlorate salts are easily dissolved in water, and the potential for contamination of aquifers has prompted several states to establish stringent regulations for perchlorate in groundwater. The U.S. EPA also has initiated regulation of perchlorates under the Safe Drinking Water Act.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.serdp-estcp.org/News-and-Events/In-the-Spotlight/ Perchlorate-Free-Flares-Undergo-Qualification-Testing
-- 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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