Solid and liquid wastes generated from past activities have included metals, cyanide, phenols, pesticides, herbicides, chlorinated hydrocarbons, petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, acids, chelating agents, asbestos, and creosote. Contaminants of concern have been identified in both soil and ground water, including lead, thallium, antimony, and chromium.
As part of an ongoing SIA ground water investigation, the Army has completed a private well inventory to identify well owners whose wells supply a primary drinking water source. One private well adjacent to the SIA, that used to supply a commercial catfish pond, revealed volatile organic compound (VOC) contamination well above safe drinking water standards. The Army purchased the catfish pond property in 2007. Additionally, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry has issued a health consultation concluding that no adverse health effects are expected due to consumption of the fish from the former ponds.
Probably...my Bud was an Asst Mgr of Ryans Steak House there and he died young..weird health problems that the VA(he was a vet) couldnt/wouldnt diagnose...
Originally posted by Cohort
Thats kinda, well is scary I lived on Ft.McClellan from 1975-1982.
I wonder if this has anything to do with some of my health problems
Originally posted by inbound
reply to post by isthisreallife
I have a little history with this area. My ex wifes parents live in Gadsden which is not far away. My father was stationed at Mcclellan for a short time before going to vietnam. He told me they had mock ups of vietnamese villages for training out there. At the height of their "career" if you will, they had the largest stockpile of chem weapons in the US, per my father, who spent many days guarding it. About 4 years ago I was in Gadsden with the inlaws. We were sitting on the porch and some sirens started to wail. I said to my mother in law "are those tornado sirens?" she said no those go off every tuesday, they are in case of an accident at the army base. I said Mcclellan? She said yea, and had that really dumb look on her face. I asked her if that concerned her and she said no, why? I filled her in. I find it kinda weird that an army base that suppposedly no longer houses these things tests the sirens every tuesday. That whole area is a little strange. I was browsing the local newspaper one morning and flipped through the realestate section just to look at local pricing and was amazed. Home prices are probably 70% lower than the rest of the country and rentals are ridiculously cheap. Not much industry or work oppurtunity except for Goodyear tire plant
Originally posted by The GUT
Just wanna say I'll be back here to spend some time. I've become very interested in the GMO issue for the last year as well.
I'm not far from Anniston, I'm a videographer/editor, my background is in news, I went to boot camp and AIT at Fort McClellan and while my motion graphics aren't as polished as the other two I recently made this little movie.
I'm thinking I might wanna do a mini-doc on this. Oh yeah I'm thinking that. Mebbe we should talk.
Thanks for fighting the good fight brother! Brilliant job writing and all.
edit on 4-9-2011 by The GUT because: (no reason given)