|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 6 Feb 2014 22:28:30 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] DRINKING WATER: "Pearl Harbor [HI] Drinking Well Has History of Low-Level Chemical Contamination"|
Pearl Harbor Drinking Well Has History of Low-Level Chemical
Sophie Cocke Honolulu Civil Beat (HI) February 5, 2014A drinking water well that serves about 65,000 people at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam tested positive for low levels of lead and other chemicals in the past, according to a press release from Hawaii's Department of Health.
The low-level contamination, detailed in records that date back to 2005, did not exceed safe drinking water standards and is not considered a threat to human health.
However, the health department did not notify the public about the past contamination, as required by state law, prompting the health department press release.
The Navy reported the results to the state health department's underground storage tank unit. The reports were then passed on to the safe drinking water branch, where officials did not realize that the contamination was in a drinking water well and therefore did not notify the public, according to Joanna Seto, the engineering program manager for the health department's safe drinking water branch.
... For the entire article, seehttp://hawaii.energy-environment.blogs.civilbeat.com/post/75756967917/ pearl-harbor-drinking-well-has-history-of-low-level
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