|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 9 Mar 2015 18:11:39 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] "Hanover Cold Regions Lab [NH] Tries To Remove Toxic Chemical From Soil"|
Hanover Cold Regions Lab Tries To Remove Toxic Chemical From Soil By Charlotte Albright Vermont Public Radio March 9, 2015 The U.S. Army’s Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, or CRREL, sits on soil in Hanover, N.H. that's been contaminated by a toxic chemical no longer in use. Trichloroethylene, or TCE, was used for years as a coolant at the facility and has leaked into the soil. If it migrates into water and air it can cause serious health problems. So the Army Corps of Engineers has come up with a way to treat it – and, they hope, eventually to remove it. An air filter whirs in one of CRREL’s many low, sprawling buildings on this tightly guarded complex as three environmental experts share ideas about how to keep TCE from polluting the air workers breathe here. Lawrence Cain, a health risk assessor for the Army Corps of Engineers, says TCE has been associated with increased risk for some cancers and immune diseases. Pregnant woman are especially vulnerable to the non-cancer effects. Darrell Moore, spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, shows device that measures TCE at the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, N.H. It was originally developed to detect chemical weapons in combat zones. … For the entire story, see http://digital.vpr.net/post/hanover-cold-regions-lab-tries-remove-toxic-chemical-soil -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.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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