2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 23:15:22 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs, CONTRACTORS: "Tallevast [FL] cleanup may take 50 years"
Tallevast cleanup may take 50 years
Lockheed Martin says most contaminants will be gone in 5

By Christopher O'Donnell
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL)
July 17, 2009

TALLEVAST - Residents in Tallevast will have to live with contaminated ground water for almost 50 years, according to a revised cleanup plan submitted to the state by Lockheed Martin.

But the aerospace giant, which is responsible for cleaning up the pollution in this small southern Manatee County community, hopes that the majority of the contaminants will be cleaned up in five years. A previous plan estimated the cleanup could take 100 years.

Lockheed is planning to build a new, larger water treatment facility on the site of the former beryllium plant on Tallevast Road that caused the contamination.

Four large trenches and 77 wells would be dug around the community to extract polluted water from an area of more than 200 acres.

But Tallevast community leaders say Lockheed should also relocate residents, many of whom say the contamination has made them sick.


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