|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 5 Oct 2012 09:17:19 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] COMMUNITIES: Students excluded from Spring Valley (DC) Advisory Board|
Student voice restricted in Spring Valley Editorial American University Eagle (DC) September 20, 2012 When arsenic is involved, everyone deserves to have their say.The Spring Valley Restoration Advisory Board recently announced that students cannot participate in board discussions on the basis that they are not permanent D.C. residents. Usually, this would be passed off as an AU neighborhood complaint and soon be forgotten, but high levels of arsenic left from World War I-era testing have been found in the area surrounding AU. This is a health concern and students have the right to voice their opinion.
Many students live in the Spring Valley area. Although they may only be there for two or three years (maybe more if they stay after graduation), they still are exposed to the residual chemical from the former defense site. On the 5100 block of Tilden Street, arsenic at levels of 22.8 parts per million (ppm) were removed. Arsenic levels above 20 ppm are not considered safe, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
... For the entire editorial, seehttp://www.theeagleonline.com/opinion/story/staff-editorial-student- voice-restricted-in-spring-valley/
-- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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