2003 CPEO Military List Archive

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Date: 12 Nov 2003 16:22:04 -0000
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Subject: [CPEO-MEF] EPA takes samples near Wyle facility
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EPA takes samples near Wyle facility
Pollution: The aim is to determine what may have moved off-site from the
testing site in Norco.
By Paige Austin and Linda Lou
07:45 AM PST on Wednesday, November 12, 2003

NORCO - Federal environmental officials collected water and soil samples
from Norco schools and residential neighborhoods Tuesday in an effort to
address public health concerns surrounding pollution at Wyle Labs.

Geologists, chemists and technicians probed the ground and collected
samples at Norco High School, Norco Elementary School, Goldenwest Lane
and Hillside Avenue to determine whether hazardous waste from Wyle has
leaked into the surrounding community.

"We're taking a lot more samples than we would normally take on this
kind of project, and it's mainly because of the community concerns,"
said Dawn Richmond, U.S. EPA site assessment manager.

Wyle Labs is a Department of Defense contractor that has tested military
and commercial products in the hills of Norco for nearly half a century.
The samples collected Tuesday will be tested for a range of hazardous
and cancer-causing chemicals already found in the ground at Wyle. Those
include perchlorate, hydrazine, PCBs, lead, vinyl chloride and

Dozens of people who have lived near Wyle or attended school nearby have
come forward with cases of cancer and thyroid disorders, which they fear
could be linked to the pollution. To date, there is no proof that the
community has been exposed to contamination at Wyle.

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