|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||11 Dec 2003 08:24:44 -0000|
|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 http://www.dailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,200%7E24781%7E1816317,00.html 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 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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