2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 11 Jan 2005 08:31:44 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Sen. Boxer on the NAS Perchlorate Report
Statement by Senator Boxer Regarding the NAS Perchlorate Report

January 10, 2005  

The National Academy of Sciences is releasing its long anticipated study
on perchlorate. 

Unfortunately, according to documents released by the Natural Resources
Defense Council, serious questions have been raised about the undue
influence of the White House and the Defense Department on the NASA's
perchlorate recommendations.

The Administration routinely downplays the health risks of perchlorate
despite the well-documented risks it poses to the physical and mental
health of children.  Perchlorate contamination has been found in many
communities in California and all across the nation.

The result is that the NAS has recommended a standard that is twenty
times higher than what was recommended by the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency in 2002.  

Once again, the Administration has let its friendships with special
interests groups stand in the way of protecting the health of the people
of this country.

For the original press release, go to


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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