2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 31 Oct 2005 16:32:25 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Jet Propulsion Laboratory (CA) perchlorate remediation
NASA increases clean-up efforts
2 wells to be added at JPL dump site

Kimm Groshong
Pasadena Star-News (CA)
October 31, 2005

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Since early this year, NASA has pumped water up
from a contaminated plume beneath the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, removed
about 400 pounds of perchlorate and more than eight pounds of other
potentially hazardous chemicals and re-injected the water below ground.

Now NASA is proposing to expedite that clean-up process by adding an
additional two wells - one for extraction and one for injection - to its
JPL treatment plant. The estimated cost for the additions is $1 million.

Steve Slaten, remedial project manager for the NASA water cleanup
project, said the source area is an eight to 10-acre site near the old
disposal pits. "About two-thirds of all the chemicals that are in the
groundwater still exist in this area in higher concentrations than off
site," he said. "It's important that we capture these chemicals" so they
don't spread to other areas.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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