The recent article, "Containment Poses New Problems for Playa Vista Complex" (Metro, Nov. 8), failed to mention several important facts. The soil and groundwater contamination at Playa Vista is confined to a limited area of the property, and a remediation program is well under way. The following points are important to the public's full understanding of this matter.
--There is no threat to public health or safety. The soil and groundwater contamination is confined to a portion of the Playa Vista property and does not threaten the nearest drinking water supply well which is five miles away. The groundwater is not suitable nor planned for use in irrigation.
--Operations contributing to the contamination have been fully eliminated or corrected. Most of the contamination resulted from historic, routine plant operations which ended years ago. The rest of the operations were terminated when the contamination problem came to light.
--There is no past, present or future impact to the Coastal Zone, including the wetlands. Groundwater under the site flows west to east and tests done in a wide radius show that the contamination is confined to the property east of Lincoln Boulevard, south of Jefferson Boulevard and west of Centinela Avenue.