2014 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2014 20:42:38 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL, WATER: Lead in water fountains, Kadena Air Force Base, Okinawa, Japan
Water fountains at Kadena Air Base disconnected after new testing reveals traces of lead

By Matthew M. Burke
Stars and Stripes
May 30, 2014

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa - The Air Force has disconnected water fountains at a Defense Department school administration building on Kadena Air Base after determining the fountains were once again being used even though traces of lead had been detected in the water during an inspection more than 10 years ago.

The contamination was discovered in second-floor fountains in Building 9497 in April during Lead Assessment Program testing, which is designed to reduce the potential health risks of lead consumption at schools and child care centers, according to an Air Force statement.

The Department of Defense Education Activity uses the building to screen children for developmental issues.

Officials said the contamination was first discovered sometime after Building 9497 was opened in 2002.


For the entire article, see
http://www.stripes.com/news/water-fountains-at-kadena-air-base- disconnected-after-new-testing-reveals-traces-of-lead-1.286175


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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