2003 CPEO Military List Archive

From: CPEO Moderator <cpeo@cpeo.org>
Date: 17 Sep 2003 13:51:06 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] October 2 Meeting on Vapor Intrusion in L.A. area
 
INFORMATION MEETING:
TOXIC GASSES IN L.A. AREA HOMES, SCHOOLS AND OFFICES

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2  7:30 - 10:00 PM
ANGELES ROOM  RADISSON VALLEY CENTER HOTEL
15433 VENTURA BLVD., SHERMAN OAKS (JUST WEST OF THE 405 FREEWAY)

For years we assumed that contaminants in our groundwater, even volatile
organic compounds (VOC), remained stable if left undisturbed. Now we
know better. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recent report,
"Draft Guidance for Evaluating the Vapor Intrusion to Indoor Air Pathway
from Groundwater and Soils," suggests that some VOCs actually turn to
gas underground and ascend into homes, offices, schools, work places,
dosing inhabitants with toxic vapors.

Local communities blighted by VOC groundwater contamination may be at
risk. These include Burbank, Glendale, Del Amo, Azusa, Pacoima, Compton,
Industry, Torrance, Downey, South Gate, Carson, Long Beach, East LA, El
Segundo, Lynwood, Wilmington, Van Nuys, Sun Valley, Santa Fe Springs,
Santa Clarita and Paramount. In Ventura County, the Santa Susana Field
Laboratory has slopped an estimated 500,000 gallons of trichloroethylene
(TCE) into the aquifer. In Riverside County, there are the communities
surrounding the Stringfellow Acid Pits and Wyle Labs test facility in
Norco.

Who should attend?

Community members. Environmental activists. Community health providers.
Spanish language translation will be provided.

Speakers and panelists include:

Patrick Wilson Ph.D., M.P.H. - Environmental Protection Agency
Lenny Siegel - Center for Public Environmental Oversight
Penny Newman - Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice
Marta Segura - Alliance for Sustainable Community Change
LeRae Spera - Involved Neighbors Seeking Information Safety and Truth
Barbara Johnson - Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition
Jonathan Parfrey - Physicians for Social Responsibility

Hosted by Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles

Endorsed by California Environmental Rights Alliance  Coalition for
Clean Air  Mono Lake Committee  Environment California  California
Communities Against Toxins  Wetlands Action Network  Transportation
and Land Alliance  California League of Conservation Voters 
Clear Air Now  Community Conservancy International  Northeast Trees 
Americans
for a Safe Future  Global Green

Please make your reservation by calling Candice Kim at (213) 386-4901
x125, or by email to candice@psr.org.

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