2010 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2010 22:55:42 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs, PERCHLORATE: Rialto (CA) public meeting
Health concerns persist about water cleanup, Rialto residents tell EPA

Riverside Press-Enterprise (CA)
February 10, 2010

The safety of drinking water in the communities near a Rialto industrial area contaminated with toxic chemicals continues to be a top concern among residents, according to public comments at a federal environmental meeting Wednesday.

Representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were soliciting input on a plan to clean up pollution that has worked its way into the groundwater for miles around what is known as the 160-acre site north of Highway 210, between Alder and Locust avenues.

The primary contaminants are trichloroethylene, or TCE, an industrial solvent; and perchlorate, a chemical in rocket fuel.

The EPA wants to extract the water, treat it and ship it to suppliers for distribution to homes and businesses. The agency also is monitoring how and where the plume is moving, said Wayne Praskins, EPA project manager.


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