2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 2009 09:22:45 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs, REGULATION: Livermore Lab (CA) restarts treatment system
U.S. EPA Region 9
News Release
April 1, 2009

DOE agrees to resume toxic waste cleanup at Bay Area Superfund site / Agency to pay $165,000 for shutting down cleanup systems at nuclear weapons research site

(San Francisco, Calif. -- 04/01/2009) The U.S. Department of Energy has agreed to resume cleanup of toxic waste at its Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif., after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency notified the department in early January that it must immediately restart the shuttered treatment facilities or face escalating fines.

DOE will pay a $165,000 fine for shutting down the cleanup systems and failing to restart them as requested by the EPA. Recent sampling showed that the closure of a large treatment unit on the perimeter of the site had resulted in a loss of control of the contaminated groundwater plume offsite.

"We're pleased to have reached an agreement with DOE to resume cleanup," said Michael Montgomery, Superfund's assistant director for the EPA's Pacific Southwest region. "The taxpayer's investment in building these cleanup facilities will once again be working to protect the environment."


For the entire press release, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
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