|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 25 Jan 2017 15:29:01 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "N.J. military base testing wells in nearby towns for contamination"|
N.J. military base testing wells in nearby towns for contamination By Alex Napoliello NJ.com January 24, 2017 The U.S. Air Force is actively testing drinking water wells used by private residences in four Burlington and Ocean county towns surrounding Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JB MDL). Tech Sgt. Chris Powell said 200 requests to test water samples were hand delivered to residences in New Hanover, Pemberton, Manchester and Jackson. The Air Force has received about 40 of those requests back as of Tuesday evening, Powell said. He said 110 sample requests were resent to residences that have not yet responded. The requests started going out to residents in early December. Contrary to other news reports, requests were not delivered to residences in Lakehurst, Powell said. Results from the water wells already tested are currently in labs, he said. The process of testing private drinking water wells was initiated by the Air Force after two perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), were found to have levels above the Environmental Protection Agency's standard in some samples of groundwater and surface waters. … For the entire article, see http://www.nj.com/ocean/index.ssf/2017/01/drinking_water_wells_tested_in_4_nj_towns_surround.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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