|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 3 Apr 2014 17:54:15 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE, LIABIILITY: "Feds win $1.1 billion in settlement to clean up perchlorate in Henderson, " (NV)|
Feds win $1.1 billion in settlement to clean up perchlorate in Henderson By ARNOLD M. KNIGHTLY LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL (NV) April 3, 2014The federal government has secured $1.1 billion to continue cleanup of a former chemical manufacturing site in Henderson as part of a settlement with the site’s owners.
The award is part of what the U.S. Justice Department is calling the largest recovery for environmental cleanup ever.
Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday the settlement for the nation’s largest perchlorate plume, which is northeast of U.S. Highway 95 and Lake Mead Parkway, site of the old Kerr-McGee chemical plant.
The plume has contaminated Lake Mead, which feeds into the Colorado River, a major source of drinking water in the Southwest. Perchlorate can interfere with the production of thyroid hormones, which are needed for prenatal and postnatal growth and development, as well as for normal metabolism and mental function in adults.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.reviewjournal.com/news/feds-win-11-billion-settlement- clean-perchlorate-henderson
-- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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