2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 17 Apr 2005 07:36:58 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate found in another Rialto (CA) well
Officials discover another tainted well

RIALTO: The site near the city's airport is one of 21 perchlorate-contaminated wells in area cities.

Riverside Press-Enterprise (CA)
April 16, 2005

A rocket-fuel chemical that has fouled drinking water supplies for some 250,000 people in the San Bernardino Valley has tainted another well owned by Rialto, water-quality officials said Friday.

The recent discovery brings to 21 the number of wells in Rialto, Colton and Fontana that have been contaminated by an underground plume of perchlorate stretching some 7 miles from an industrial site, said Kurt Berchtold, assistant executive officer of the Santa Ana Regional Water Quality Board.

"It's extremely frustrating," said Rialto Councilman Ed Scott. Six of the city's 13 wells are contaminated.

Tests in late March showed levels of perchlorate at 7.4 parts per billion in a well near the city's airport, Robert Holub, a supervising engineer, told regional water board members at a meeting Friday in Loma Linda.


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