|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||24 Aug 2007 21:42:19 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Brentwood (CA) nuclear and chemical dump|
Nuke 'Em High Unearthing the VA dump's dirty secrets raises more questions than answers By MICHAEL COLLINS Los Angeles City Beat August 16, 2007In August 8, after months of wrangling, Congressman Henry Waxman finally released nearly 6,000 pages of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) documents related to the Brentwood nuclear and chemical dump. The L.A. Democrat has had the documents since mid-December, having obtained them after sending a letter to now-outgoing VA Secretary Jim Nicholson on March 27, 2006, demanding information, in part, about the dump. "Has the public been informed that contaminates are buried under or near the location of the Brentwood School athletic facility?" wrote Waxman. "Whose decision was it to leave the non-excavated radioactive medical waste in place?"
The waste disposal site was used during the Cold War to bury radioactive animal carcasses and biomedical research trash contaminated with radioisotopes, including tritium and carbon-14, in unlined trenches and barrels. These materials are under what is now the Barrington dog park, an adjacent asbestos-contaminated junk-strewn arroyo, and the athletic fields of private Brentwood School, which leases 20 acres from the VA for its $2.5 million sports complex.
... For the entire article, see http://www.lacitybeat.com/article.php?id=6010&IssueNum=219 -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/military
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