|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||3 Dec 2007 04:05:36 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] Talley Defense Systems, Mesa, Arizona|
Talley plant ground pollution growing By J. Craig Anderson East Valley Tribune (AZ) December 2, 2007 For the past quarter-century, state and federal regulators have suspected a growing plume of contamination under defense contractor Talley Defense Systems’ east Mesa burn site but have done nothing to stop it. Talley is seeking a state permit to continue burning ammonium nitrate and perchlorate rocket propellants for at least another 10 years at the site, but some area residents and environmentalists are concerned about the perchlorate contamination, which has seeped into the groundwater 500 feet below the plant site. The chemical has been linked to thyroid problems in studies on humans. Even more disturbing is that a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report dating back to 1980 identified the potential problem at Talley’s burn site but did not recommend additional testing or cleanup activities. Talley has been burning chemicals at the site, near Higley and McKellips roads, since 1966. ... For the entire article, see http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/story/103227 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 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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