|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:50:50 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: "Soil contaminated with harmful substance at U.S. helicopter crash site, " Okinawa, Japan|
Soil contaminated with harmful substance at U.S. helicopter crash site Ryukyu Shimpo (Okinawa, Japan) February 19, 2014On February 18, the U.S. military announced the result of testing of soil at the site where an HH-60 rescue helicopter belonging to U.S. Air Force Kadena Air Base crashed in Camp Hansen in Ginoza last August. The lead level in one sample was 0.744 milligrams per liter, 74 times higher than the reference standard of the Japan Ministry of Environment Soil Contamination Countermeasures Law. The arsenic level in one sample was 0.215 milligrams per liter, 21 times higher than the reference standard. It is possible that these substances are residual materials from the aircraft. The Okinawa Prefectural Government and the Ginoza Village Office will investigate the site on and after February 19, when the U.S. military removes the polluted soils. A Ginoza official complained because six months have passed since the accident occurred. “Even if we are given access to the site after removal of the soil we do not know exactly where the helicopter crashed.”
All surface-water samples collected from the Okawa Drinking Water Reservoir and a nearby stream, which are about 70 meters distance from the crash site, were within Japan Environmental Governing Standards limits. The U.S. government concluded that water in the reservoir was safe. The U.S. Air Force collected soil at the crash site between October and December last year and analyzed it using the United States Environmental Protection Agency standard protocols.
... For the entire article, see http://english.ryukyushimpo.jp/2014/02/23/13223/ -- 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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