2004 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 26 Jun 2004 16:17:01 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: Money for Santa Susana, perchlorate cleanups
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$19 million for cleanup
Congress OKs more work at Santa Susana laboratory

By Lisa Friedman
Los Angeles Daily News
June 25, 2004

Friday, June 25, 2004 - WASHINGTON -- Congress approved $19 million on
Friday to continue the cleanup of radioactive contamination at the Santa
Susana Field Laboratory.

Funding will go to the Department of Energy to remove radioactive waste
from soil at the 2,900-acre site of the former Rocketdyne nuclear
research lab in Simi Hills, as well as to demolish old buildings.

Community activists who worry the agency's decontamination standards
leave behind too much radiation said the funding is adequate only if DOE
meets the cleanup criteria of the federal Environmental Protection Agency.


Among the bigger-ticket items in the legislation for the Los Angeles
region is $9 million for the San Gabriel Basin Restoration Fund, a
federal account that Dreier created to pay for perchlorate cleanup
projects throughout the region. The basin covers about 160 square miles
and is the primary source of drinking water for about 1.4 million people.


Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, secured $350,000 for
perchlorate decontamination efforts at the former Whitaker-Bermite
defense industrial site in Santa Clarita, where the chemical has led to
the closure of five drinking water wells.


for the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918

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