2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 6 Dec 2005 17:50:13 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] JPL (CA) perchlorate treatment agreement
NASA agrees to pay for groundwater cleanup at JPL site

By Gary Scott
Pasadena Star-News (CA)
December 6, 2005

PASADENA - NASA, which operates the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La
Canada Flintridge, has agreed to build a water treatment plant to remove
the toxic chemical perchlorate from four Pasadena-owned wells. 

The City Council approved the agreement Monday night, setting the stage
for construction to begin sometime in 2007. 

"We are finally at the point where we can pop open the champagne cork,"
said Councilwoman Joyce Streator, whose district includes the wells. 

The agreement comes eight years after perchlorate was first detected in
the Monk Hill aquifer, and follows several years of intensive
negotiations in which city officials pressed NASA to take responsibility
for the contamination and pay to treat the local groundwater. 


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
Fax: 650/961-8918
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