|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 10 May 2008 21:42:10 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: Wyle Labs, Norco, CA|
Cleanup method considered for Norco's Wyle site poses 'tradeoff' By ALICIA ROBINSON and PAIGE AUSTIN Riverside Press-Enterprise (CA) May 9, 2008Efforts to clean up toxic pollution at a former Norco aerospace testing lab could remove one contaminant but leave behind a known carcinogen, state officials said.
It is a balancing act. By cleaning up vast amounts of the hazardous chemical trichloroethylene, which can evaporate into the air around homes and schools near the site, it could create trace amounts of a known carcinogen, hexavalent chromium.
State officials overseeing the project being carried out by a firm hired by Wyle say that cleanup method will not be used unless they can minimize any public health risk. In preliminary tests, they found that hexavalent chromium -- also called chromium VI -- was created in the groundwater but had not traveled offsite.
... For the entire article, see http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_wyle10.431ed52.html -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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