This is the latest chemical issue for groundwater contamination springing up at military bases everywhere over the past 18 months. If not already an issue at Camp Lejeune, it likely soon will be. Here’s what we found in recent articles that caught our eye:
This 1,200 acre site is comprised of the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove (NASJRB/WG) and the Willow Grove Air Reserve Station (WGARS), which are operating U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force installations, respectively, located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Activities that generate, store, or dispose of hazardous waste at the facilities fall into four general categories: (1) aircraft maintenance; (2) base civil engineering; (3) fuel operation and (4) personnel training.
I’d like to share why we’ve been off the radar for the past month. My mother and I have spent the entire month of June in the hospital, including various trips to ICU and other units. What started out as a somewhat simplistic outpatient procedure for her turned into a much longer stay. As a result, I’ve had to focus solely on her health and recovery. I trust that you all understand.