|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 25 Mar 2009 21:13:41 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: Funding for San Gabriel Valley (CA)|
Perchlorate cleanup gets boost with sweeping wilderness bill By Rebecca Kimitch Whittier Daily News (CA) March 25, 2009Clean water and wilderness advocates are celebrating congressional approval Wednesday of a massive natural resources bill that provides a $50 million boost to local efforts to rid groundwater of dangerous contaminants.
....The Water Quality Authority will use the $50 million increase in federal funds to help remove perchlorate - a chemical in rocket fuel and fireworks - from the aquifer that lies below the San Gabriel Valley and provides drinking water to the area.
The legislation is the first step of a two-step process to get the federal funds. It allows federal funding to be used for the cleanup; lawmakers must still actually budget the funds annually.
....The federal government has already contributed approximately $79 million to the cleanup effort, estimated to cost $1 billion to complete. Additional funds have come from the state and from the parties responsible for the contamination.
.... For the entire article, see http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_11997027 -- 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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