|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 26 Aug 2015 22:23:18 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Water samples reveal polluted sites near Grissom Air Reserve Base" (IN)|
Water samples reveal polluted sites near Grissom Air Reserve Base by Carson Gerber Kokomo Tribune (IN) August 25, 2015 GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE – Air Force officials are working to pinpoint the impact of two polluted sites that were discovered earlier this year near Grissom Air Reserve Base. Public Affairs Tech. Sgt. Doug Hays said groundwater tests revealed two locations that formerly served as fire-training areas are contaminated with PFCs, a synthetic chemical that is found in the foam used by firefighters since the 1970s. The two polluted areas are located on the east side of the runway and a section that is no longer part of Grissom after it was realigned as a reserve base in 1994. Hays said the contamination was detected at about 20 feet below the surface. The drinking-water wells near the base run between 150 to 180 feet below the surface, with soil, clay and bedrock sitting between the surface contamination and the wells. Investigators will study groundwater flow and other indicators to determine if a potential pathway exists for human exposure to the chemical that would be above the EPA’s provisional health advisory for drinking water, he said. … For the entire article, see http://www.kokomotribune.com/news/water-samples-reveal-polluted-sites-near-grissom-air-reserve-base/article_42ae49d2-4b52-11e5-a15a-b3809a648479.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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