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Final CDC Perchlorate Q and A 1. Q. Will any DoD perchlorate cleanup standards be revised or changed as a result of the CDC findings? A. DoD will continue to investigate, assess and cleanup perchlorate at all of our affected facilities in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local regulations. DoD has funded many independent studies used by EPA to assess the potential health and ecological effects of perchlorate exposure and looks to the CDC study as one of many sources of information regarding the health effects of perchlorate. The CDC itself warns that this study has limitations and should be confirmed with additional research. 2. Q. What about cleanup and sampling policies? A. DoD issued perchlorate sampling policy and cleanup guidelines in January 2006. Soon after the services followed with more specific information for their facilities. All of DoD’s perchlorate policies and guidelines can be found at: https://www.denix.osd.mil/denix/Public/Library/MERIT/Perchlorate 3. Q. Has progress been made at DoD facilities where perchlorate has been found? A. DoD has spent $60 million on perchlorate health and ecological effects, analytical detection methods research, treatment technologies, pollution prevention and cleanup since the mid-1990s. DoD is a leader in the development of innovative treatment technologies, spending more than $25 million to investigate appropriate technologies for perchlorate and other materials, over the last six years. Detailed information on specific sites can be found on our web site at https://www.denix.osd.mil/denix/Public/Library/MERIT/Perchlorate DoD will continue to work with the federal, state and local agencies, to protect human health, our workforce, our troops and the environment.
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