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Advisory group to discuss cleanup of Whittaker-Bermite site

Public invited to participate in discussion

Posted: July 2, 2010 3:54 p.m.
Updated: July 2, 2010 3:54 p.m.

The Citizens Advisory Group will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, July 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., to discuss the cleanup of Whittaker-Bermite, a 996-acre contaminated site located in the middle of the city of Santa Clarita.

The meeting will take place in City Hall's Orchard Room at 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia 91355.

Visitors are encouraged to participate in the discussion and offer their own ideas on how to proceed with the cleanup.

The Department of Toxic Substance Control plans to release the remedial action plans and CEQA documents, detailing a major portion of the Whittaker-Bermite site cleanup, to the public.

According to the CAG, chemicals found in the soil at the Whittaker-Bermite including NDMA, TCE and PCE that have seeped into our ground water are cancer causing.

Ammonium perchlorate, another pollutant used in Whittaker-Bermite's operations, interrupts thyroid production and may cause retardation in small children and fetuses, the CAG said.

Representatives from the Department of Toxic Substance Control will attend Wednesday's meeting and provide a full list of chemicals that have contaminated the soil and our water supply and what the cleanup process will entail.


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