2005 CPEO Military List Archive

From: "lsiegel@cpeo.org" <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 9 Jun 2005 17:19:33 -0000
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Manatee County (FL) vs. Lockheed
Lockheed denies liability for relocation

Bradenton Herald (FL)
June 9, 2005

Lockheed Martin Corp. officials say they have no responsibility to relocate
Tallevast residents despite Manatee County commissioners' insistence that
they do.

No current work or future remediation to eliminate a plume of toxic waste
under Tallevast puts residents at risk, Lockheed spokeswoman Meredith Rouse
Davis said Wednesday.

On Tuesday, county commissioners said Lockheed Martin must move Tallevast
residents to protect them from the contamination stemming from the former
Loral American Beryllium Co., which Lockheed once owned.

Recent tests show that plume now covers more than 131 acres and contains
solvents such as trichloroethylene, or TCE and 1,4 dioxane, both known to
cause cancer in laboratory rats.

As owners of the beryllium plant when the contamination was discovered in
2000, Lockheed has assumed responsibility for cleaning up the toxic mess.


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County's frustration with Lockheed showing

By Cory Schouten
Sarasota Herald Tribune (FL)
June 8, 2005

MANATEE COUNTY -- During a wide-ranging discussion of contamination in the
Tallevast neighborhood, county commissioners on Tuesday declared war on
defense industry giant Lockheed Martin.

The company is responsible for the cleanup of pollution emanating from the
former American Beryllium Co. plant on Tallevast Road in south Manatee
County. Officials from Lockheed, which now owns the site, said Tuesday the
boundary of a plume of ground-water pollution is the same as the company
estimated in April. And it said a cleanup plan is in the works.

That didn't deter commissioners, who asked for a study of the health of
Tallevast residents, voted to suspend the allocation of public money for
new homes in the area and called on Lockheed to relocate families from the


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