2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 29 Jul 2005 16:50:44 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Perchlorate in Simi Valley (CA)
Wells may be contaminated
Rocket-fuel ingredient found in drinking-water source

By Kerry Cavanaugh
Los Angeles Daily News
July 28, 2005 

SIMI VALLEY -- Traces of perchlorate have been detected for the first
time in the city's two drinking-water wells, near previous hits of the
rocket fuel ingredient, officials said Thursday.

Information about the test results was reported Wednesday night at a
meeting of the Santa Susana Field Lab Working Group and fueled
speculation that the rocket-fuel ingredient leaked from the nearby Santa
Susana Field Lab.

Community activists expressed frustration that they hadn't been told earlier.

"We've been told for years that there is no perchlorate showing up in
drinking-water wells," said Dan Hirsch of the Committee to Bridge the
Gap. "Before, the results created a possibility that the perchlorate
contamination was spotty.


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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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