|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 19 Sep 2010 10:50:43 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs: Former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station|
Navy: No toxins detected under El Toro runwaysConcerns raised about drinking water safety as contaminated water is pumped out from the former Marine Corps base.
By Sarah Peters Daily Pilot/Los Angeles Times September 18, 2010IRVINE - The U.S. Navy did not detect toxins beneath the former El Toro Marine Base's runways and progress is steadily being made on a plume of contamination beneath other sections of the former base, residents were told at last week's City Council meeting.
The Navy plans to reevaluate its findings every five years, and if traces of trichloroethylene (TCE), a chemical solvent used on the base in the 1970s, are detected in new areas, the Navy will continue to clean it up, said Jim Callian, Navy Base Realignment and Closure environmental coordinator for El Toro.
As it is, nearly 3,000 acres at the former base have been remediated, or cleaned up, by the Navy. The Irvine Ranch Water District, the Great Park Corp. and the city attorney's office are also working with the Navy in the clean-up efforts.
... For the entire article, see http://www.dailypilot.com/news/tn-dpt-0919-irvine-20100917,0,3272007.story -- 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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