2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: lsiegel@cpeo.org
Date: 27 Oct 2005 16:37:02 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Rialto residents demand perchlorate cleanup
Chemical cleanup sought by gathering

RIALTO: Environmental groups and residents decry contamination of
groundwater wells.

Riverside Press-Enterprise (CA)
October 27, 2005

RIALTO - Environmental groups and residents gathered at Rialto City Hall
on Wednesday to demand cleanup of the perchlorate contamination that has
tainted groundwater wells in the area. 

Residents have signed more than 1,000 petitions calling for the Santa
Ana Regional Water Quality Control Board to require that polluters
provide replacement drinking water to affected areas, said Penny Newman,
executive director of the Glen Avon-based Center for Community Action
and Environmental Justice. 

More than 20 wells in Rialto, Fontana and Colton are contaminated by an
underground plume of perchlorate, a water-soluble chemical used in
fireworks, rocket fuel and ammunition. 


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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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