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A double threat to our water supply

 

Last updated 2/8/2007 at Noon



On January 17, 2007, I read an article in the San Diego Union Tribune entitled ”Fixing Landfill Will Cost Base Million More,” (Base indicating Camp Pendleton).

The subject of this newspaper article covers the damaged and leaking “Las Pulgas” 39-acre landfill creating hazardous waste...including radio-active material (tritium) threatening the underground water supply on the military base.

A “double threat” to the Camp Pendleton water supply is the proposed “Liberty Quarry.” The site is located in the southwest hills of Riverside County bordering the San Diego County line. The granite quarry will be approximately one quarter of a mile from the free-flowing Santa Margarita river which flows west on its journey to the Pacific Ocean.

The exposed water in this river bound for the coast will be assaulted by the “falling” silica dust from blasting and other hazardous pollutants which will endanger our health.

The parent company of Liberty Quarry – Granite Construction, inc., appears to have little or no regard for this site being so close to this river…not to mention residences.

The combination of the hazardous toxins saturating the underground waters of Camp Pendleton would be devastating as well to our own water supplies.

Shirley and Larry Crowe

 

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