2003 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 11 Dec 2003 08:24:44 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Strock argues industry position on perchlorate
The linked column (below) by the former Secretary of Cal-EPA, James
Strock, urges current California officials to go slow in the
promulgation of a state water standard for perchlorate. State scientists
are considering a Public Health Goal of 2 to 6 parts per billion, while
the industry-backed Council on Water Quality urges a level of 200 parts
per billion. The Council, made up of companies such as Lockheed Martin,
Aerojet, Kerr-McGee Chemical and American Pacific Corporation, is the
apparent sponsor of Strock and his calls for less stringent regulations.

Science should settle drinking-water issue

By James Strock
Los Angeles Daily News
Sunday, December 07, 2003

"Modern technology has enabled us to analyze our environment in
ever-finer slices and detect the presence of chemicals around us at
extremely low levels. Yet even the most jaw-dropping progress can
sometimes cause things to get out of proportion.

That is at risk of happening with substances like perchlorate, which is
being detected with highly sensitive technology at minute levels in some
drinking-water supplies.

Fortunately, the National Academy of Sciences is closely examining this
issue. The NAS will be meeting in Irvine on Friday and Saturday for the
second in a series of meetings to review the science around perchlorate.


For the entire column, see

See also http://www.councilonwaterquality.org/.


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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