2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 12 Jul 2005 17:29:04 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate near Santa Susana Field Labs (CA)
Toxins found 1 1/2 miles from Santa Susana lab

By Kerry Cavanaugh
Los Angeles Daily News
July 12, 2005

WEST HILLS -- Builders of a 151-home development have found very high levels of perchlorate contamination near a creek that drains from the Santa Susana Field Lab, officials said Monday.

But consultants hired by Centex Homes said they were unsure whether the chemical is from the hilltop nuclear and rocket-fuel facility or was placed on the property only recently -- and, perhaps, intentionally.

A Centex consultant detected the rocket-fuel ingredient at levels as high as 62,000 parts per million in the sediment along Dayton Canyon Creek, about 1 1/2 miles from the lab.

That is 850 times more potent than perchlorate samples taken at Rocketdyne's laboratory, where rocket fuel was spilled onto the soil, and it is nearly 8,000 times the level allowed for residential neighborhoods.


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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