|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:39:42 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Groundwater Contamination Spreads off Eielson Air Force Base" (AK)|
Groundwater Contamination Spreads off Eielson Air Force Base By Dan Bross KUAC (Fairbanks)/Alaska Public Radio June 17, 2015 Ground water contamination at Eielson Air Force Base has spread off the facility. A chemical thought to originate from firefighting foam used at the base prior to the year 2000, is being detected in groundwater wells in a nearby subdivision. Perfluorinated or “P-FOSS” compounds have been detected in private wells in the Moose Creek neighborhood along the Richardson Highway near Eielson. Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Contaminated Sites Program specialist Eric Breitenberger, says the DEC has received test results back on 57 Moose Creek area wells. “Forty-six out of the 57 wells have tested at or above the public health advisory level for P-FOSS,” he said. … For the entire article, see http://www.alaskapublic.org/2015/06/17/groundwater-contamination-spreads-off-eielson-air-force-base/ See also http://www.newsminer.com/news/local_news/air-force-looks-to-expand-well-testing-in-contaminated-area/article_5a7f001e-14c6-11e5-8181-877324f3ee35.html -- 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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