|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 14 Apr 2012 00:56:45 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: Barstow (CA) plume reaches more than a mile|
BARSTOW: Contaminated water study finds 1-mile plume BY JANET ZIMMERMAN Riverside Press-Enterprise (CA) April 13, 2012Groundwater sampling shows more than a mile-long plume of perchlorate contamination spreading from a home that once belonged to the owner of a defunct pyrotechnics company and where the chemical was illegally dumped.
The contamination prompted a three-day, do-not-drink order in the city in November 2010. The emergency affected more than 40,000 customers of Golden State Water Co., and a tainted well was closed while the system was flushed to clear the chemical.
State monitoring last December showed that 12 of 22 sample wells contained the chemical, an ingredient in rocket fuel, fireworks and other explosives that interferes with thyroid function. According to the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, detected concentrations ranged from 4.5 parts per billion to 13,000 parts per billion; the drinking water standard for perchlorate in California is 6 parts per billion.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.pe.com/local-news/breaking-news-headlines/20120413-barstow- contaminated-water-study-finds-1-mile-plume.ece
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