2004 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 14 Jun 2004 23:30:58 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Edwards AFB Technical Impracticability
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USAF to seek waiver on PCE
Cleanup slowing down at Edwards

By Jim Skeen
Los Angeles Daily News
June 13, 2004 - 

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE -- Air Force officials said they would seek
waivers from environmental regulators allowing them to halt efforts to
clean up contamination on a site in a rocket-engine test area. 

The Air Force has removed more than 5,000 pounds of a solvent
contaminant from groundwater beneath a former rocket component repair
and maintenance shop, but estimates it would take another $40 million to
remove what it could. And even then, officials maintain, the water would
not meet state cleanup standards.

"It's not a walking-away deal," said Gary Hatch, spokesman for the
base's environmental management office. "We will continue to monitor it,
and, as new technology comes available, we will look at it."

The "technical impracticability" waiver is being sought from the federal
Environmental Protection Agency, and a similar waiver known as a
containment zone is being sought from the state, said Bob Wood, director
of environmental management for Edwards.

In addition to showing that it is not possible to meet cleanup standards
with existing technology, the Air Force will have to show that the
contamination does not pose a health threat, Wood said.


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