|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 22 Dec 2016 13:21:31 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: "Hill AFB [UT] to Remove Nearly 500 Homes from Chemical Testing Program"|
Hill AFB to Remove Nearly 500 Homes from Chemical Testing Program by Mitch Shaw Ogden Standard-Examiner (UT) December 21, 2016 HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- Hill Air Force Base is proposing to remove 465 homes from an indoor air sampling program that tests for chemical vapor oozing from contaminated groundwater. The homes, which are situated in both Weber and Davis counties, are part of a nearly two-decade initiative at the base to protect residents from the chemical vapors that are a byproduct of years of improper waste disposal. Decades ago, before environmental laws regulated how certain chemicals were disposed, Hill workers dumped a variety of toxic aircraft-cleaning material into disposal pits. As years went by, the chemicals bled into the ground and eventually contaminated the shallow groundwater, which moved the chemicals off the base and into the communities surrounding it. The Air Force began testing homes around the base in the early 2000s, after it was discovered that the vapors from the contaminated groundwater could seep into homes. ... For the entire article, see http://www.military.com/daily-news/2016/12/21/hill-afb-remove-nearly-500-homes-chemical-testing-program.html -- 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/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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