|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 29 Aug 2009 14:11:21 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] CONTRACTORS; Northrop Grumman settles San Gabriel Valley (CA) suit|
Company will clean up San Gabriel Valley contamination Bettina Boxall Los Angeles Times Greenspace August 28, 2009Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. has agreed to spend $21 million to clean up polluted groundwater in the San Gabriel Valley.
Under a consent decree settlement announced this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company will pump contaminated water from beneath the City of Industry, La Puente and Walnut; build pipelines; and construct and operate a treatment plant.
The area is one of four federal Superfund sites in the San Gabriel Valley, where more than 30 square miles of the water table are polluted with solvents and degreasing agents used for decades by business and industry.
The pollution, first detected in 1979, has affected the primary source of water for more than 1 million valley residents, forcing the closure of wells and spawning a long cleanup battle.
... For the entire article, see http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/greenspace/2009/08/superfund-groundwater-san-gabriel-valley.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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