|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 3 Aug 2017 07:49:45 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: "Dangerous Pollutants in Military’s Open Burns Greater Than Thought, Tests Indicate"|
Dangerous Pollutants in Military’s Open Burns Greater Than Thought, Tests Indicate The first results in a national effort to better measure the levels of contaminants released through the burning of munitions and their waste show elevated levels of lead, arsenic and other toxins. by Abrahm Lustgarden ProPublica August. 2, 2017 The federal government appears to have significantly underestimated the amount of lead, arsenic and other dangerous pollutants that are sent into the air from uncontrolled burning of hazardous waste at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia, according to a draft of a long-awaited report compiled by researchers at the Environmental Protection Agency. The report details results from air sampling done last September and October at the Radford plant above an open field where piles of waste from the manufacture of weapons explosives are set afire daily. The plumes drift directly towards an elementary school and residents a little more than a mile away, but the Army and regulators have long maintained that the pollution level is safe, based on its computer-modeled estimates. Now, it turns out, some of those estimates were wrong. … For the entire article, see https://www.propublica.org/article/heath-threat-of-militarys-open-burns-greater-than-thought-tests-indicate -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 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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