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From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 18:55:43 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: Corrected Greenwire story

Defense Contractors Lobby to Block Perchlorate Advisory

Greenwire/New York Times
June 22, 2009

Correction appended

The defense and aerospace industries are lobbying the White House to prevent U.S. EPA from tightening a health advisory for a rocket-fuel chemical, perchlorate.


Shannon Cunniff, director of chemical and material risk management for DOD, said the Pentagon was asked to attend the meeting, along with other federal agencies, to discuss the issues surrounding perchlorate contamination, and was not lobbying for any particular action from EPA. Furthermore, she added, the Pentagon does not agree that advancing a decision would have an adverse impact.



The Defense Department hasn't lobbied the White House on a possible U.S. EPA tightening of a health advisory for perchlorate. The Pentagon was invited, along with other federal agencies, to attend a meeting attended by mostly defense and aerospace industry groups, as well as other affected industries, to express their views on the issue. A story in Monday's Greenwire gave incorrect information.


For the entire revised article, see


Lenny Siegel
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