2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 2 Feb 2005 17:38:24 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] American Beryllium plume is larger than thought
Tallevast's toxic plume gets bigger 

Bradenton Herald (FL)
February 2, 2005

TALLEVAST - Groundwater contamination from the old American Beryllium
plant has spread across 50 acres in this small community.

That area is double the size of the most recent estimate of the plume,
according to a report released Tuesday.

"We were originally told the plume was contained to the (plant) site and
had seeped off-site just a bit," said Laura Ward, president of the
Tallevast community group FOCUS.

"And look at where they report put it today," she said.

It was in late 2003 that residents here were told not to worry, the
cancer-causing solvents from the old plant had remained mostly on site.

The old plant sits like a hub of a wheel with spokes of homes running
out in nearly every direction. But experts said only a few properties
adjacent to the plant might be impacted, if any.


For the entire article, see


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
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