|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:08:11 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: NASA JPL (CA) water treatment|
NASA making cleanup progress in Pasadena Toxic residue left over from
JPL's early days is on the agency's radar.
By Tiffany Kelly La Canada Valley Sun June 20, 2013A NASA-funded treatment plant in Pasadena has removed hundreds of pounds of toxic residue left over from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's early rocket-building days.
The $8.5 million Monk Hill water treatment facility has removed 674 pounds of perchlorate from 7,773 acre-feet of water since it opened in 2011, said Steve Slaten, a NASA remediation project manager. Twenty-three pounds of trichloroethylene, an industrial solvent, have also been removed from the water supply.
The space agency agreed to pay for cleanup after perchlorates from rocket fuel was detected in several area wells. The first rocket test was conduced in 1936 in the Arroyo Seco, in the area where the lab now sits. Most of the waste dumping occurred in the 1940s and '50s.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.lacanadaonline.com/news/tn-vsl-me- monkhill-20130620,0,6824804.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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