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Bill Rosendahl - Council District 11

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Barrington Park

In June of this year, when I read news reports of buried hazardous waste near Barrington Park at the WLA VA, I became concerned about the potential health risks for local residents, veterans and employees of the VA.

I urged immediate steps be taken to identify, contain and clean up the hazardous contamination. I directed my staff to work collaboratively to resolve these issues with everyone affected: those who reported the news, affected residents, governmental colleagues. The atmosphere was contentious.

I challenged the local leadership of the WLA VA to embark upon an open and transparent process to investigate & take all steps necessary to protect the public health. The response was strong and constructive. An expert team from both within and outside the VA was assembled and given this broad mandate.

I will continue to work with all affected parties to until we are all satisfied that we have a safe environment for adults, children, & our pets that use Barrington Park, and our veterans & employees at our WLA VA.

For recent news reports of the efforts undertaken, please see links below.


http://enviroreporter.com/nukedumpsummary.html

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-brentwood30nov30,1,5843208.story?coll=la-headlines-california&ctrack=1&cset=true


-Bill

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