2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: lsiegel@cpeo.org
Date: 16 Sep 2005 15:56:13 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Santa Clarita (CA) perchlorate cleanup
Water cleanup plan set
CLWA board OKs cleanup plan

By Eugene Tong
Los Angeles Daily News 
September 15, 2005

SANTA CLARITA - The Castaic Lake Water Agency has adopted an estimated
$15.3 million cleanup plan that would ultimately rid local groundwater
of perchlorate contamination. 

The water agency's board on Wednesday unanimously approved the two-step
project intended to remove the rocket-fuel chemical that has sullied the
Saugus Aquifer and forced the shutdown of five local wells. Officials
then will restore any lost water supply by building three new wells. 

"We're in the design and coordination phase," Ken Petersen, the agency's
engineering manager, said Thursday. "These were projects that the
technical people agree to. There is a consensus." 

Defunct weapons manufacturers include Whittaker-Bermite, which tested
small rockets and missiles on 996 acres off Soledad Canyon Road for
nearly 50 years and contaminated the site with various compounds. They
include perchlorate, which migrated into the Santa Clarita Valley's
groundwater system. 


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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
Fax: 650/961-8918
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