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Letters From the Committee :: March 9, 2010

Miller letter to Bradley Mallory of Michael Baker Corporation regarding risk assessment and cleanup of contamination at Camp LeJeune



March 9, 2010
Bradley Mallory, President
Michael Baker Corporation
Airside Business Park
200 Airside Dr.
Moon Township, Pennsylvania 15108
Dear Mr. Mallory:
            It is our understanding thatyour company was involved in the risk assessment and clean-up of contamination from the Hadnot Point fuel farm at the Marine base at Camp LeJeune in North Carolina.[1] The fuel tanks had been leaking for decades, and some of the contaminants had reached the drinking water supply for Marines and their families who were living on the base in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1984, an environmental engineering company found 380 parts per billion of benzene, a carcinogen, in a drinking water supply well and recommended its immediate closure. The Environmental Protection Agency had established anything over 5 parts per billion in water as dangerous to human health.

[1] See, e.g.,Maurer, Kevin, “Report on Marines’ Water Omitted Cancer Chemical,” Associated Press Online, Feb. 17, 2010; Malloy, Daniel, “Agency Says Military Base Water Tainted,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 21, 2010

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