2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 31 Jul 2005 20:39:42 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Santa Susana Lab (CA) - unusual perchlorate level
Perchlorate vandalism?
Toxic levels oddly high at development site

By Kerry Cavanaugh
Los Angeles Daily News
July 30, 2005 

WEST HILLS -- The developer of a 151-home community says highly
concentrated perchlorate could not have flowed naturally from the nearby
Santa Susana Field Lab to his property, and he suspects the rocket-fuel
byproduct was placed there deliberately.

Centex Homes officials analyzed 82 samples of soil and foliage taken
from the property on Roscoe Boulevard, east of Valley Circle. They say
the levels of perchlorate were too high, too sporadic and too recent to
have flowed down Dayton Canyon Creek from the field lab.

"It seems like it was so overdone. There's just no way for 62,000 parts
per million (of perchlorate) to land on this spot through any mechanism
other than being placed there," said Richard Scott, an analyst with
Allwest Remediation, which was hired by Centex to test the site.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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