2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 5 Aug 2005 18:16:12 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] San Martin (CA) perchlorate trial
Defense begins in perchlorate trial

By Matt King 
Gilroy Dispatch
August 5, 2005

San Jose - The Olin Corp. began its defense of lawsuits claiming it
destroyed property values in San Martin with a witness who said the
company used "state-of-the-art" disposal methods to protect South County groundwater.

Neil Shifrin, president of a Massachusetts environmental consulting
firm, told a federal jury Thursday that Olin's practices of burying
hazardous materials and pouring wastewater into evaporation ponds were
consistent with contemporary industry standards and available technology.

"Today, we have a system of environmental regulation that simply didn't
exist in the 1950s, '60's, '70s," Shifrin said. "It might seem
unfortunate today, but it's what was done then."


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
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