2004 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 21 Oct 2004 20:56:13 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Arizonans question explosives plant expansion
Expansion of plant worries neighbors 

Meghan E. Moravcik
The Arizona Republic
October 21, 2004

NORTH PHOENIX - Residents are gearing up for another fight against an
explosive-devices plant, this time over expansion issues.

The UPCO plant, owned by Goodrich Corp., is seeking permission from
Phoenix to expand and use explosives for testing at its site at Happy
Valley Road and Central Avenue. 

The plant develops and manufactures propellant-operated devices, such as
military aircraft-ejection seats, which require the use of explosives in

Area residents fear for their safety and property. They believe an
expansion could mean fires and health risks. More than 120 households
formed the Happy Valley Neighborhood Alliance to fight the rezoning and
other issues, most recently groundwater contamination at the plant.
Goodrich is still doing testing to determine the scope of the contamination.


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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