Is there contamination in groundwater from former Fort Ord activities?

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Is there contamination in groundwater from former Fort Ord activities?

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Yes. There is groundwater contamination at four known sites under the former Fort Ord. Does the contamination affect drinking water supplies? Yes. The Army and the district detected trichloroethylene (TCE) in Well No. 29 and Well No. 30, the district’s supply wells located in the Ord Community. Some amounts detected were above 1 part per billion (about the same amount as one drop in a large swimming pool) while some are just above the lower limits of detection using agency-approved testing methods. Under state and federal law, no action is needed when the amount of TCE is less than 5 parts per billion. The California Department of Public Health required more frequent TCE monitoring (quarterly) for these two wells. What has the Army done to clean up groundwater contamination? The Army has removed or treated the source of the contamination and installed water treatment facilities at all four of the known contamination sites. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the California Depart

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