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|Date:||7 Aug 2003 14:50:36 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Colton, Rialto sign on for groundwater study|
The Press-Enterprise requires registration to view this article. Registration is quick and free. _____________________________________________________________________ California THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE Colton, Rialto sign on for groundwater study PERCHLORATE: The cities will meet with the Defense Department to discuss pollution issues. By K. Franke Santos 08/06/2003 The perchlorate-plagued cities of Rialto and Colton may be closer to getting their contaminated water supplies cleaned up. During negotiations with the Department of Defense last week in Washington, D.C., the parties signed a nonbinding letter of intent that says they will meet to hammer out an agreement over a study of the groundwater basin and eventual cleanup, said Brad Baxter, public works director for Rialto. The meeting, scheduled for Aug. 20 and 21 in Washington, might not result in an agreement, Baxter said. "It's nice that we have a letter of intent, but the letter of intent needs to be put into something that's real to the community," Baxter said. Elected officials and staff from both Rialto and Colton signed the letter along with a Defense Department official, John Paul Woodley, assistant deputy undersecretary of defense for environment. "It's certainly a positive step in getting the resources of the (Department of Defense) behind us in this perchlorate issue," said Daryl Parrish, city manager of Colton. "We realize it's a very serious issue," said Glenn Flood, Defense Department spokesman. But agreements are "not going to be something that's going to happen overnight," Flood said. This article can be viewed at: http://www.pe.com/localnews/sanbernardino/stories/PE_NEWS_nblet06.f4c9.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CPEO: A DECADE OF SUCCESS. Your generous support will ensure that our important work on military and environmental issues will continue. Please consider one of our donation options. Thank you. http://www.groundspring.org/donate/index.cfm?ID=2086-0|721-0
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