2013 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:53:18 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES, VOCs: Sampling TCE at former Larson Air Force Base (WA)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Seattle District
Press Release no. 13-018
April 18, 2013

Army Corps testing Moses Lake wells for contaminants

SEATTLE - As part of the Environmental Protection Agency's long-term effort to clean contaminated groundwater and soil at the Moses Lake Wellfield Superfund site, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ officials are planning to test groundwater samples at a mix of monitoring and private drinking water wells this spring.

This week Corps representatives are going door-to-door asking for access to about 35 new private drinking water wells in Cascade Valley. Simultaneously rights-of-entry for 68 monitoring wells are being reestablished. Later Corps officials will schedule sampling work with each well owner.

The majority of Moses Lake residents get their drinking water from the City of Moses Lake or a community system which is tested regularly to ensure it meets Safe Drinking Water Act standards. However, small water systems and other private wells are not required to be tested. The Corps is focusing on these small water systems and private wells located near contaminated groundwater. For the past several years, all wells that were tested for TCE in Cascade Valley have met safe drinking water standards.

The groundwater contamination is from operations on the old Larson Air Force Base and Grant County Airport where an industrial solvent, trichloroethylene (TCE), was used for cleaning and stripping aviation parts. As a result, deep beneath the soil are two TCE-contaminated groundwater plumes located under the former air base property.


For the entire release, see
http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/Media/NewsReleases/tabid/2408/Article/ 13014/army-corps-testing-moses-lake-wells-for-contaminants.aspx

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Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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