2016 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2016 20:47:24 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Military to check 664 sites for firefighting foam groundwater contamination
Military to check whether firefighting foam contaminated wells near former NAWC, WGNAS
More than 660 sites nationwide will be assessed for risk of groundwater contamination

Associated Press
MARCH 10, 2016

The military is beginning to check whether chemicals from firefighting foam may have contaminated groundwater at hundreds of sites nationwide, including two former Navy facilities in Bucks and Montgomery counties, according to the Defense Department.

The checks are planned for 664 sites where the military has conducted fire or crash training, military officials told the Associated Press last week.

Since December, tests have been carried out at 28 naval sites in mostly coastal areas. Drinking water at a landing field in Virginia and groundwater at a site in New Jersey have been found to contain levels above the guidance given by the federal Environmental Protection Agency, the Navy said. Results of the other tests have either come up under federally acceptable levels or are pending.


For the entire article, see

The AP report has been adapted by a number of local news outlets across the country to include information about local bases. I’ll post a couple more.


Lenny Siegel
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