|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:55:42 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs, REUSE: "20 years later, Fort Gillem [GA] contamination still spreading"|
20 years later, Fort Gillem contamination still spreading By Katie Leslie and Shannon McCaffrey Atlanta Journal-Constitution (GA) April 13, 2013In the early 1990s the U.S. Army discovered hazardous chemicals dumped at Fort Gillem seeping into residential wells in neighboring Forest Park. The finding prompted the military to pass out bottled water and convert many residents to a county water system from their private wells.
But two decades and a base closure later, state officials say the Army still hasn’t done enough to clean up known and suspected carcinogens that are migrating from groundwater into surface water and, potentially, into the air residents breathe.
State environmental officials worry that dangerous concentrations of toxic industrial solvents could be present in nearby Joy Lake, where many fish and eat their catch. They fear that the underground concentration of one volatile solvent is so high that toxic vapor may be accumulating inside homes. They’re not convinced the source of the contamination is contained. And they say the Army hasn’t done enough to warn residents of potential danger.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.myajc.com/news/news/20-years-later-fort-gillem- contamination-still-spr/nXJ2w/
-- 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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