|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 26 Nov 2011 06:57:19 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES, VOCs: Debate over TCE at Placer County (CA) Titan Missile site|
Mystery runs deep at old missile complex in Placer Ed Fletcher Sacramento Bee (CA) November 26, 2011An unassuming Lincoln hillside hides a Cold War relic and a toxic whodunit?
Hidden by 125-ton doors and now filled with water, the underground former Titan 1 missile base near Lincoln is a totem of the nuclear arms race.
For a little more than two years, from 1962 to 1965, the complex of three Titan missile silos hidden beneath tons of concrete acted as a nuclear deterrent as the U.S.-Soviet arms war raced along.
Placer County acquired the property along Oak Tree Lane in 1968 and has used it as part of a vehicle maintenance yard.
...California Regional Water Quality Control Board officials believe that when the base was under military control it was the cause of an underground plume of trichloroethene (TCE), a degreasing solvent.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.sacbee.com/2011/11/26/4080418/mystery-runs-deep-at-old- missile.html
-- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street, 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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