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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2000
A water quality agency filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Aerojet-General Corp., alleging that the aerospace giant has refused to pay for ground water cleanup costs stemming from waste discharges decades ago. The San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority's lawsuit seeks to recover costs of a new $4.6-million ground water cleanup plant in La Puente. The agency is seeking to recover the $1.56 million it spent on the facility.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2000
A water quality agency filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Aerojet-General Corp., alleging that the aerospace giant has refused to pay for ground water cleanup costs stemming from waste discharges decades ago. The San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority's lawsuit seeks to recover costs of a new $4.6-million ground water cleanup plant in La Puente. The agency is seeking to recover the $1.56 million it spent on the facility.
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NEWS
July 5, 1992
Regional water officials are conducting tests to determine whether to build a $1.1-million plant to treat polluted water at five wells in Monrovia. The state Department of Toxic Substances Control has awarded a $634,447 grant to the Main San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority for the plant. The city of Monrovia has pledged $500,000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 1, 1996
Monrovia opened a $634,000 water treatment plant Thursday that will target two of Monrovia's five water wells, said Randy Schoellerman, project engineer for the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority. Tests conducted in 1979 found that the two wells, which supply 50% of the city's water, contain carcinogens, Schoellerman said. Before being pumped into homes and offices, the contaminated water was "blended" with clean water from the three other wells, he said.
NEWS
December 17, 1992
The City Council has voted to support Rosemead Mayor Margaret Clark to represent non-water-pumping rights cities on the new San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority. This five-member board is an outgrowth of Proposition 128, approved by voters last month. The group will begin meeting in January, after all cities involved have voted. San Gabriel Valley cities that do not pump water from their own wells for public use, including Bradbury, will elect one board member.
NEWS
November 19, 1992
With one member absent, the City Council was unable to choose between two candidates seeking to represent the city on the new San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority. Council members Raul Pardo and Vera Valdiviez supported Rosemead Mayor Margaret Clark, and Councilman Jim Kelly and Mayor Art Olmos supported Rosemead Councilman Dennis McDonald. A tie-breaking vote will be cast when Councilman Albert Perez returns.
NEWS
October 8, 1992
As a result of a new state law aimed at cleaning up severe underground water pollution, regional water officials have scheduled a public meeting tonight on the future of the Main San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority. A bill signed last month by Gov. Pete Wilson gave more power to the 11-member commission but required that it reduce its board to five members. The reorganization will take place next year. The three major water districts in San Gabriel Valley will each appoint one new member.
NEWS
January 20, 1991
An El Monte environmentalist, Anthony R. Fellow, has been unanimously selected to lead the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District. Fellow, elected to the board last November after pledging to fight for a quicker cleanup of severe ground-water pollution problems, was chosen as president last week. He replaces Burton E. Jones, a longtime San Gabriel Valley water official. Selected as Upper District vice president was H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1990
Water officials in the San Gabriel Valley announced Wednesday the creation of a new governmental body to help cope with extensive ground water pollution in the region. The Main San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority, which represents the combined jurisdictions of three key water districts in the region, plans to coordinate efforts to solve the contamination problem. Meanwhile, local environmentalists criticized Gov.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1996
About 700 people packed the auditorium at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Baldwin Park Tuesday night to discuss water. It wasn't holy water they came to talk about. But rather some of the most polluted ground water in the San Gabriel Valley and the long-awaited construction of a $42-million treatment plant. Residents voiced their blessing for the project's goal, while raising concerns about the impact of the proposed Irwindale treatment plant on nearby homes.
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