2004 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 28 Nov 2004 09:35:42 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Simi Valley perchlorate investigation
Funding to study water on tap?
Army Corps to look at perchlorate risks

By Kerry Cavanaugh
Los Angeles Daily News
November 27, 2004 

Championed by Thousand Oaks Rep. Elton Gallegly, the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers is expected to get $100,000 to look at studying where
perchlorate is migrating in Simi Valley's groundwater.

The money is earmarked in the $388 billion spending bill approved by
Congress this past week. That's in addition to $19 million allotted to
continue cleaning up the Department of Energy's former nuclear research
at the Santa Susana Field Lab in the Simi Hills.

The rocket fuel ingredient perchlorate has been found in groundwater
testing wells throughout Simi Valley at levels above California health
guidelines. The wells are not used for drinking water.

However, water regulators have been unable to say where the perchlorate
is coming from.

Gallegly's office enlisted the Army Corps of Engineers to do a
reconnaissance study of the perchlorate problem because the federal
agency has analyzed perchlorate movement in groundwater at the
Whittaker-Bermite explosives factory in Santa Clarita.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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