Having witnessed the recent flurry of emails regarding perchlorate I decided to do some research. In Santa Clarita there is an ongoing cleanup of the Whittiker-Bermite site with lots of perchlorate and other things. DTSC is overseeing a risk-based cleanup which appears to be what is needed for SSFL. Of course they don't have the help of Dan Hirsch and his horde of supporters and interfering elected officials, but it is encouraging to see what DTSC can do if left alone to do their job. It is also very discouraging to know that nobody has told the electeds that they are mistaken and interfering to the point of preventing an effective cleanup.
The Whittaker-Bermite Site material that DTSC prepared (that Abe points out in the link dtsc.ca.gov/PublicationsForms/upload/Whittaker-Bermite-Fact-Sheet-April-2014-FINAL.pdf )
is especially interesting.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT
THE WHITTAKER-BERMITE SITE CLEANUP
The document contains a FAQ section wherein DTSC very succinctly answers the following questions:
What are the health risks?
Is my water safe to drink?
Can winds blow contaminants into my neighborhood?
Is storm water coming from the Site contaminated?
Who is paying for the cleanup?
What will happen to the property after it is cleaned up?
Who can I contact for more information?
Has DTSC done a similarly straight-talking FAQ for the public regarding SSFL?