2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 14:11:21 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] CONTRACTORS; Northrop Grumman settles San Gabriel Valley (CA) suit
Company will clean up San Gabriel Valley contamination

Bettina Boxall
Los Angeles Times Greenspace
August 28, 2009

Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. has agreed to spend $21 million to clean up polluted groundwater in the San Gabriel Valley.

Under a consent decree settlement announced this week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company will pump contaminated water from beneath the City of Industry, La Puente and Walnut; build pipelines; and construct and operate a treatment plant.

The area is one of four federal Superfund sites in the San Gabriel Valley, where more than 30 square miles of the water table are polluted with solvents and degreasing agents used for decades by business and industry.

The pollution, first detected in 1979, has affected the primary source of water for more than 1 million valley residents, forcing the closure of wells and spawning a long cleanup battle.


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