|Date:||3 Jun 2003 00:02:47 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate level "astounds" officials|
Perchlorate found in groundwater under Santa Clarita munitions factory at 58,000 parts per billion. Los Angeles Daily News May 17, 2003 Chemical levels big surprise Perchlorate find at Bermite site astounds city officials By Heather MacDonald Staff Writer SANTA CLARITA -- Investigators have found levels of a toxic rocket fuel component as high as 58,000 parts per billion in the groundwater beneath the defunct Bermite munitions factory, according to state officials. Santa Clarita leaders called the discovery of perchlorate on the far western edge of the hilly property "astonishing" and said it could complicate the cleanup and development of the 996-acre Saugus property near the Santa Clarita Metrolink Station on Soledad Canyon Road. It is the highest concentration of perchlorate discovered to date at the former factory, where several companies filled orders from the U.S. military for everything from dynamite to missiles for several decades, officials said. For full article see: http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200~20949~1398394,00.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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