|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||29 Sep 2005 18:28:13 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Santa Susana (Rocketdyne) (CA) fire|
[Any fire in Southern California's urban-rural interface is cause for
concern, but this one is particularly troubling because the Santa Susana
Field Laboratory - already burning - uses, stores, and is contaminated
with significant quantities of toxic and radioactive substances. - LS]|
Sept. 29 (Bloomberg) -- A fire fueled by brush and grass scorched more than 7,000 acres just outside of Los Angeles, forcing several hundred people to flee and threatening homes in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains.
Winds as strong as 50 mph are feeding the blaze, making it more difficult for firefighters to contain it, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Jim Wells said in a telephone interview. The fire started yesterday afternoon near the intersection of the westbound 118 freeway and Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Chatsworth, about 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles, Wells said.
The fire has destroyed at least one building at Boeing Co.'s Santa Susana Field Laboratory in Ventura County. The facility was part of the company's Rocketdyne division until its sale in August to United Technologies Corp., spokeswoman Inger Hodgson said in a telephone interview.
For the entire article, see http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aU8MK2A9A6IA&refer=us
-- 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 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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