|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||5 Jun 2006 15:45:22 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] San Gabriel Valley Basin Cleanup (CA)|
State Funds Sought for San Gabriel Valley Basin Cleanup|
Water quality authority cites threats to supplies in seeking $250 million from this year's budget surplus to complete work that started in '93.
By Arin Gencer Los Angeles Times June 5, 2006
Citing the threat of drought and earthquakes to Southern California water supplies, officials last week urged more state funding to complete cleanup of large portions of the San Gabriel Valley Basin that serves more than 1 million people.
Since it was established in 1993 to oversee cleanup operations, the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority has received only about $8 million from the state of the $560 million collected for water treatment and remediation efforts, officials said. Most of the money has come from the federal government and companies responsible for polluting the basin.
During and after World War II, industrial solvents and chemicals from local defense plants and other heavy industry penetrated the soil and contaminated groundwater under Alhambra, Baldwin Park, Irwindale and other parts of the valley. The basin is part of a massive aquifer serving the region.
The EPA designated four areas of the valley as Superfund sites in 1984, making them eligible for federal funds. But cleanup costs skyrocketed in 1997 when perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel, was discovered.
For the entire article, see http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/california/la-me-aquifer5jun05,1,1269739.story?coll=la-headlines-pe-california --
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