|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:23:34 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PCBs, GLOBAL: Agana Springs (Guam) Naval water pump station|
PCB cleanup under way: Soil removed from Agana Springs site Arvin Temkar Pacific Daily News (GU) December 17, 2011Tons of dirt has been removed from the area surrounding an old Agana Springs water pump station and shipped off to hazardous waste sites.
Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began an on-the- ground effort to rid the area of contaminated soil, said Michelle Rogow, the on-scene coordinator for the EPA.
Agana Springs was home to a Naval water pump station that relied on oil containing polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCB, a cancer-causing chemical, for its equipment. At some point -- no one is sure when -- there was a spill, leaking the PCBs into the ground. The EPA learned about the contamination in 2007, after receiving a military assessment. U.S. EPA has been working on the Agana Springs case for at least two years now.
... For the entire article, see http://www.guampdn.com/article/20111217/NEWS01/112170302 -- 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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