|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 7 Jan 2009 15:10:49 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: San Gabriel Valley legislation|
Dreier reintroduces legislation for perchlorate cleanup Pasadena Star News (CA) January 6, 2009Congressman David Dreier, R-San Dimas, kicked off the 111th Congress today by reintroducing legislation to provide funds for ongoing perchlorate clean-up in San Gabriel Valley groundwater.
The measure would increase by $61.2 million federal funds in the San Gabriel Basin Restoration Fund, which is used throughout the region for cleanup of perchlorate, a chemical in rocket fuel and fireworks. Under the bill, the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority would receive $50 million and the Central Basin Municipal Water District would receive $11.2 million.
...For years, the aerospace and defense sectors freely dumped perchlorate, before its dangers were known. The San Gabriel Valley has been declared a Superfund site, in part because of perchlorate contamination in groundwater resources.
Cleanup of perchlorate in the area has been estimated at $1 billion, according to Dreier. So far, the federal government has provided approximately $85 million for the cleanup.
... For the entire article, see http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_11389104 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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