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In an interview with The Banner, Prestidge said the number of wells tested have now risen to over 200 and there has been positive perchlorate readings in “about 92 wells.” The Environmental Protection Agency has established 15 parts per billion of perchlorate as a maximum standard on its guidelines for the presence of perchlorate in water.
“Right now,” Prestidge said, “there are 26 wells that are above 15 parts per billion in our testing, and those are all within one-half mile of the (Halliburton) property. The highest concentrations are adjacent to the property at Fifth and Osage.”
Most wells are testing under the EPA standard, Prestidge said, many being in the range of 1 or 2 parts per billion. As an example of the volume of 1 part per billion, he noted, “We’ve anecdotally said that if you put together about four of the (Duncan) city pools like the one in Fuqua Park, and you put one drop (of perchlorate) out of an eye dropper, that is one part per billion.”
The project began in 1965 and ended in 1991, but there’s been difficulty in finding documents about testing during some of that period. At the public meeting, Prestidge said, “We’re still searching for records from that time period, but we have found a 1988 document that indicated perchlorate was discovered (at the project site).
“That document was presented at that time to the Oklahoma State Department of health, and (Halliburton) installed a synthetic liner on the (project site) pond in 1989, which is what was suggested.
Consultant Bob Bowcock talked to the crowd about the direction of the water flow from the source and how tests conducted on behalf of the law firm have positive results for perchlorate in water wells tested on the west side of U.S. Highway 81.
Bowcock pronounced the Fifth and Osage site as having the highest measurable amount of perchlorate in water wells than anywhere in the world.
Originally posted by Pervius
You know how Camp Lejeune's polluted water is a big issue because it poisoned alot of Marines and their families?
Obama's Federal EPA is issuing DOD a waiver this year for the TCE in the bottom of the Guam Water Table.
And the US Marines will be moving to Guam and will be drinking/showering in it with their kids.
Atleast Obama waivered the TCE.....why doesn't he waiver the TCE at Camp Lejeune?