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July 27, 2011. The Whittaker Bermite Citizens Advisory Group requested a tour to:  Better understand the scope of the cleanup  See the progress that.

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1 July 27, 2011

2 The Whittaker Bermite Citizens Advisory Group requested a tour to:  Better understand the scope of the cleanup  See the progress that has been made  Become acquainted with the areas that still need to be cleaned  Have an opportunity to ask the experts

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4 Owner/CompanyYearsProducts/Processes L.A. Powder Company1934 – 1936Dynamite Halifax Explosive Co Fireworks W.P. Halliburton, Inc.1942Oil Field Explosives Bermite Powder Co.1942 – 1967PhotoFlash, Flares, Bombs, Explosives Whittaker Corporation Igniters, Gas Generators, Jato Rockets, Flares, Practive Bombs, Sidewinders, Spin Rockets

5 CONCLUSION – Health Risks to users of the site and the environment include:  Perchlorate  Chlorinated Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)  Tetrachloroethene (PCE)  Trichloroethylene (TCE)  Vinyl chloride  Depleted Uranium

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19 Most current happenings -  24 Extraction Wells have been constructed  Extraction Wells are designed to contain the perchlorate  Operation of the wells will take at least another year  Some of the contaminates in perched water may not be recoverable

20  How to best inform the public  Spread of perchlorate beyond the property  Slow speed of the clean up


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