2011 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2011 15:44:08 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: "Lake Perchlorate," Henderson (NV)
Henderson gravel pit to be redeveloped as park
July 14, 2011
An old gravel pit in Henderson will soon become a lakeside park, thanks to a federal grant the city must use or give back.
Plans for Cornerstone Park near Stephanie Street and Wigwam Parkway have been in the works since 2005, but the city is forging ahead with the project now in part to avoid losing out on $16 million it received through the Southern Nevada Public Lands Management Act.
The 100-acre park will be anchored by an existing, 20-acre pond filled with seeping groundwater and storm runoff from the surrounding hills.
Years ago, water found on and around the old gravel pit regularly showed significant concentrations of perchlorate, a common rocket fuel ingredient that was once manufactured in Henderson.
For a time, the property's nickname around City Hall was Lake Perchlorate, but Pohlmann said the problem has slowly worked itself out on its own.


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Lenny Siegel
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