2015 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2015 04:46:15 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: Well contaminated in Calverton, NY
[I don't believe EPA or any other agency has classified perchlorate as a carcinogen. - LS]

One of Riverhead Water District’s newest wells offline, needs costly system to remove contaminant perchlorate

by Denise Civiletti
Riverhead Local (NY)
January 5, 2015

One of Riverhead Water District's newest wells is producing water contaminated with perchlorate, a chemical known to affect the human endocrine system and considered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a "likely human carcinogen."

Well 16, located off Edwards Avenue north of Route 25 in Calverton, completed in 2011 at a total cost of more than $2 million, has been taken offline pending installation of a treatment system expected to cost as much as $555,000.


The source of the perchlorate contamination is not known for sure but the water district engineers believe fertilizers are to blame, Walter said.


For the entire article, see
http://www.riverheadlocal.com/2015/01/05/one-riverhead-water- districts-newest-wells-offline-needs-costly-system-remove-contaminant- perchlorate/


Lenny Siegel
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