|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:21:22 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] HEALTH: "Water not tainted by Radford Army Ammunition Plant [VA], study says"|
Water not tainted by Radford Army Ammunition Plant, study says By Jacob Demmitt Roanoke Times (VA) April 23, 2014After a yearlong investigation, a federal agency reported on Wednesday that residents living around the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, ranked as the largest toxic emitter in Virginia, need not worry about finding chemicals in their drinking water.
The 103-page report was prepared in response to concerns by several environmental groups which have feared for years that the plant's hazardous waste - the leftovers of making ammunition that were dumped on the plant's sprawling grounds decades ago, before current environmental regulations took effect - may have found its way into the wells of nearby homes.
Studies over the years by the Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Environmental Quality have found little evidence of contaminated drinking water.
Wednesday's report by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, an arm of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, relied heavily on the same data used in previous investigations and again came to the same conclusion.
... For the entire article and a link to the draft Health Consultation, seehttp://www.roanoke.com/news/local/radford/water-not-tainted-by- radford-army-ammunition-plant-study-says/article_99032408-cb59-11e3- a6f9-001a4bcf6878.html
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