2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 12:51:00 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, FORMERS SITES: "Groundwater testing due near toxic [Spring Valley] D.C. house"
Groundwater testing due near toxic D.C. house

Neal Augenstein
WTOP Radio News (Washington, DC)
July 16, 2012

WASHINGTON - Weeks before the razing of a home built atop a former chemical weapons dumping ground, scientists will test groundwater in a nearby well to confirm elevated levels of arsenic and perchlorate.

Sampling begins this week in a well in the 4800 block of Glenbrook Road NW in the Spring Valley section of D.C.

After years of concern, and lawsuits, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers determined earlier this year to remove the home at 4825 Glenbrook Road. The two-story brick home remains abandoned among multimillion dollar houses in the neighborhood adjacent to American University.

"Testing from this spring found arsenic and perchlorate above acceptable Environmental Protection Agency levels," says Andrea Takash, public affairs spokesman with the Army Corps of Engineers.


For the entire article, see


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

Military mailing list

  Prev by Date: [CPEO-MEF] Support Agent Orange War's Victim's
Next by Date: [CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, FORMER SITES: Spring Valley (DC) home demolition
  Prev by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] Support Agent Orange War's Victim's
Next by Thread: [CPEO-MEF] CHEMWEAPONS, FORMER SITES: Spring Valley (DC) home demolition

CPEO Lists
Author Index
Date Index
Thread Index