Navy says Camp Peary chemicals not a health risk

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February 23, 2010

11:18 PM

Navy investigators say chemicals from Camp Peary pose no health risk to people or animals exposed to the water from the Waller Mill Reservoir.

Williamsburg residents were invited to an open house information session last Wednesday night to learn the results of several tests for contamination. The tests of several soil, water and animal tissue samples showed that chemicals that leaked into the reservoir from Camp Peary are not dangerous and that no more work is needed to address the issue.

Navy and Camp Peary officials announced last spring that traces of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, from an abandoned disposal site at Camp Peary might have leaked into the reservoir, the city of Williamsburg’s primary source of drinking water.

The pool and all of its contents, including the source of the contamination has been removed, according to Navy officials.

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