Residents Blame McClellan Air Force Base For Myriad Health Problems In New Lawsuits
But the Air Force has consistently denied that toxins have escaped the base boundaries and contaminated drinking water supplies.
Did McClellan Air Force Base Poison Their Water? Lawsuits Revive Neighborhood Fears
The Air Force has consistently denied that toxins have escaped the base boundaries and contaminated drinking water supplies, but a series of new lawsuits by two area water districts seeking $1.4 billion in damages has renewed concerns among some who spent years drinking water from area pipes and wells. Some residents now refuse to drink or cook with water piped into their homes. (Stanton, 8/22)
In other environmental health care news —
Could Torrance Refinery Keep Toxic Leak From Homes? No Proof Yet, AQMD Says
Torrance Refinery has not proven that it can contain the spread of a deadly chemical if it were released and formed a dense vapor cloud, according to findings the South Coast Air Quality Management District is scheduled to share detail on Wednesday. The chemical – Modified Hydrofluoric Acid, or MHF – is the subject of a ban proposed by the AQMD. A public meeting to inform the agency’s rulemaking process is scheduled at the agency’s Diamond Bar headquarters. (McNary, 8/22)