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The Kristen Renee Foundation Continues to Fight for Frederick, MD for Answers from the EPA and Fort Deterick
Date:7/9/2010

The Kristen Renee Foundation Continues to Fight for Frederick, MD “Fighting for Frederick; Our City, Our Health” the local campaign set out to fight for the city residents continues to fight for answers from the EPA and Fort Deterick just days before the scheduled Town Hall Meeting and BBQ.

(PRWEB) July 9, 2010 -- The Kristen Renee Foundation has launched a campaign to research and investigate the findings associated with Fort Detrick Area B Groundwater. In April 2009 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added Fort Detrick Area B Groundwater to the National Priority List (NPL) based on tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE) detections in offsite drinking wells. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) which confirmed residential areas located next to Fort Detrick had traces of these chemicals and were highly contaminated for years. Area B was initially established as a proving ground for the Army’s biological weapons program (circa 1946; test grid area). Area B was also used for buried disposal of a number of contaminants including biological materials, test animal carcasses, radiological tracer materials, phosgene cylinders, and drums containing organic solvents (TCE, PCE, etc

This past week just days after the unannounced meeting at Fort Detrick, Kristen Renee Foundation leaders, and the EPA held a conference call to discuss the issues at hand and to see exactly what the EPA was doing to help the past, present, and future generations that may be affected by Fort Detricks Area B Ground Water and Vapor Intrusion. The processes that will take place now that the EPA has stepped in will take over a year to gain any further knowledge on the area in and around the surrounding area of Fort Detrick. The EPA will run tests on both the soil, and water in the area to search for traces of TCE, PCE, etc to see if it tests positive. Areas that
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