2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 15 Mar 2005 10:55:39 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Wyle's Norco (CA) site - state says soil gas not a problem
Groundwater pollution not at homes, state says

CONCERN: High levels of contaminants near Wyle Labs prompt new calls for studies near schools.

By PAIGE AUSTIN, LINDA LOU and BONNIE STEWART Riverside Press-Enterprise (CA) March 14, 2005

State officials are urging Norco residents not to panic in the wake of the latest test results showing high levels of groundwater contamination in the residential neighborhood bordering Wyle Labs.

While polluted groundwater has migrated off the hazardous testing facility and beneath surrounding homes, it does not appear to be reaching the homes themselves, officials with California's Department of Toxic Substances Control said. The results of tests on soil gas samples released last week show that the pollution, for the most part, is staying far below ground along Hillside Avenue and Third Street.

Still, the latest findings of contamination have unnerved area residents and prompted renewed calls for further testing at two nearby schools.
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At Norco Intermediate School, eighth-grader Lyndsey Bell said students have been avoiding the drinking fountains.


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
Fax: 650/961-8918

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