|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 2 Apr 2016 18:39:30 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Fort Drum [NY]closes two wells due to ‘low levels’ of water contamination"|
Fort Drum closes two wells due to ‘low levels’ of water contamination By GORDON BLOCK & ELI ANDERSON Watertown Daily Times (NY) April 1, 2016 FORT DRUM - The post will rely completely on water from the Development Authority of the North Country after shutting down its two functioning water wells due to concerns about per fluorinated chemicals- “We have the luxury of having a fantastic backup system, and the funding to cover it,” said post spokeswoman Julie Halpin. “It made sense to be cautious.” Quality testing done last week at the wells, located near Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, revealed 40 parts per trillion in one well and 30 parts per trillion in the other. The Environmental Protection Agency’s provisional health advisory for short-term exposure to perfluorinated chemicals is 100 parts per trillion, though post officials noted that as of last year, their threshold was 400 parts per trillion. … For the entire article, see http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/fort-drum-closes-two-wells-due-to-low-levels-of-water-contamination-20160401 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.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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