|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 27 May 2014 08:57:02 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: "Henderson [NV] now ‘a lot smarter’ after era of toxic production"|
Henderson now ‘a lot smarter’ after era of toxic production By Conor Shine Las Vegas Sun (NV) May 25, 2014With its carefully manicured neighborhoods and sprawling office parks, Henderson has outgrown its roots as a magnesium producer for the country’s military during World War II.
But the city’s industrial origins have left behind a toxic legacy that will require more than $1 billion to clean up.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced two major settlements to pay for cleanup of contamination at the Black Mountain Industrial Complex, Henderson’s largest industrial hub.
The owners of the former Kerr-McGee Chemical Plant will pay $1.1 billion to clean perchlorate contamination that reached Lake Mead. The chemical is a component in rocket fuel and has been linked to thyroid disorders.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2014/may/25/henderson-now-lot-smarter- after-era-toxic-producti/
-- 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 <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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