|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 15 Mar 2013 07:59:05 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: "drinking water contamination at NC's Camp Lejeune could date to 1948"|
Report says drinking water contamination at NC's Camp Lejeune could
date to 1948
By Associated Press March 14, 2013RALEIGH, N.C. - Drinking water contamination at North Carolina's sprawling Camp Lejeune military base could date to 1948, five years earlier than researchers had reported previously, a federal report indicates.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry plans to release a report Friday on the contamination that has led to a long-running dispute between former residents and the Marines Corps.
TCE, an industrial solvent now known as a human carcinogen, likely first exceeded the maximum contaminant level in August 1953, but evidence shows its presence in the water supply might date as far back as November 1948, the report states. A copy of the report was obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.
"Basically, it's vindication and confirmation for what I've been saying for nearly 16 years," said retired Marine Staff Sgt. Jerry Ensminger, a leader in a protracted fight for information about the contamination. "The truth is finally coming out."
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/national/energy-environment/apnewsbreak- key-report-says-contamination-of-camp-lejeune-drinking-water-could- date-to-1948/2013/03/14/d050444a-8cdf-11e2-adca-74ab31da3399_story.html
You may need to copy and paste the link. To download the ATSDR report, go to http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/sites/lejeune/hadnotpoint.html -- 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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