2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 27 Jul 2005 21:20:02 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Santa Clarita (CA) development approved despite perchlorate
Supervisors OK Development Despite Contaminated Well

By Jack Leonard
Los Angeles Times
July 27, 2005

Over environmentalists' objections, the Los Angeles County Board of
Supervisors on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to a 2,500-home development in
the fast-growing Santa Clarita Valley despite the recent discovery of
underground pollutants in a nearby water well.

Heeding the recommendation of county planning officials, supervisors
voted 3 to 1 to approve the West Creek project after the well's owner
pledged to clean up ammonium perchlorate found at the site. 

Environmentalists have expressed concern that an underground plume of
ammonium perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel that has been linked to
thyroid problems, will spread to other water wells and could interfere
with early childhood development in people who drink the water.

"This pollution could turn out to be as pervasive and detrimental to
early childhood development in our communities as leaded paint is,"
Rachel Myers, conservation program coordinator of the Angeles chapter of
the Sierra Club, told supervisors as she urged them to delay approval of
the project.


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Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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