Drinking water contamination: No plans for Carroll Creek warning signs. News comes after chemicals were found in surface water.
A leaking dump site under a small tract on Area B has long been suspected as the source of high levels of TCE and PCE — chemicals used in cleaning supplies — found in groundwater. Several residents have blamed the contamination as having caused cancers and other health problems. Fort Detrick has no plans to post signs along Carroll Creek warning of potential contamination after news this week that chemicals were found in surface water and in the creek’s tributaries.
Drinking water contamination: How does TCE affect your health? – High level of cancer-causing agent TCE in Fort Detrick drinking water supply.
Water testing in and around Fort Detrick in Frederick has revealed levels of a cancer-causing agents: tetracholoroethene, or PCE, trichloroethene, or TCE, and chloroform as having the highest levels of concentration in and around Area B of Fort Detrick. These articles explain in brief what these chemical agents are.
USA military contaminated drinking water news: High level of cancer-causing agent found at Fort Detrick in Frederick.
High level of cancer-causing agent found at Fort Detrick in Frederick
Water flowing into Carroll Creek is less contaminated
Water testing in and around Fort Detrick in Frederick has revealed levels of a cancer-causing agent 3,000 times federal safe drinking-water standards, a consultant hired by the U.S. Army said Wednesday night.
Drinking water contamination: CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – Contaminated drinking water news: Archives Trichloroethylene (TCE) causes cancer, found in drinking water.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – A toxic chemical found to be in drinking water at Camp Lejeune back in the eighties is linked to cancer.