|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 2 Jul 2009 09:09:34 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CONTRACTORS: Sacramento County (CA) sues Aerojet and Boeing|
Sacramento County sues Aerojet and Boeing over water contamination By Robert Lewis Sacramento Bee (CA) July 1, 2009Sacramento County on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Aerojet-General and the Boeing Corporations over water contamination. The county alleges that years of pollution by Aerojet and McDonnell-Douglas -- which has since merged with Boeing -- led to groundwater contamination in a large portion of eastern Sacramento County.
The suit seeks damages that could be in the hundreds of millions of dollars, said Herb Niederberger, division chief of the Sacramento County Department of Water Resources. The county has been in settlement agreements for the past nine years with the companies, but the corporate giants have yet to replace the water supply or "make us whole," he added.
"After nine years of discussion, Aerojet and Boeing have yet to take responsibility," Niederberger said. "We needed to do something."
... For the entire article, see http://www.sacbee.com/latest/story/1994299.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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