|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:21:44 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] COMMUNITIES, NATURAL RESOURCES: "Access to Silver Spring’s Forest Glen [MD] during toxic-chemical cleanup worries neighborS"|
Access to Silver Spring’s Forest Glen during toxic-chemical cleanup
By Alexia Campbell Washington Post June 25, 2013The old stone house sits in ruins next to a stream. Neighbors say it’s the most beautiful spot in a wooded expanse in Silver Spring, where joggers, dog walkers and cyclists can find a refuge inside the Capital Beltway from the cars and the noise.
The toxic chemicals are another matter.The woods, which border Rock Creek Park and are part of the Forest Glen annex of the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center, were used during and after World War II as a landfill for medical waste.
Discarded scalpels and syringes have been unearthed near the running trail by Army contractors, who have also found more than 30 chemicals above EPA safety levels in the soil, groundwater and stream, making its orange-tinted water potentially hazardous to pets and people.
Despite the contamination, some nearby residents don’t want the Army to fence off the area during any cleanup, saying they can live with whatever threat the buried waste poses.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/local/access-to-silver-springs-forest- glen-during-toxic-chemical-cleanup-worries-neighbors/2013/06/25/ abd714e8-d2dc-11e2-a73e-826d299ff459_story.html
See also http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/hazardous-sites-at-the- forest-glen-annex/2013/06/25/b5c3433a-ddf1-11e2-b797- cbd4cb13f9c6_graphic.html
You may need to copy and paste the links. -- 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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