|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:11:16 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] WATER: Former Pease Air Force Base (NH) well shut down|
Water contamination shuts down well at Pease State raises health concerns By Jeff McMenemy Portsmouth Herald (NH) June 23, 2014PORTSMOUTH - City officials shut down a well that serves Pease International Tradeport after tests found a contaminant in the water, according to state, city and Pease Development Authority officials.
PDA Executive Director David Mullen said the well was shut down in "an abundance of caution" after a test found perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) in the well. PFOS is one of a class of chemicals known as PFCs or perfluorochemicals, according to a press release from the state.
"Because the level of PFOS exceeds the 'provisional health advisory' set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the well was immediately shut down by the city of Portsmouth," the release states. "The water in the other two wells servicing Pease also contained PFCs but not above the provisional health advisory level."
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140623/BIZ/ 406230313/-1/NEWSMAP
-- 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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