Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chatfield Reservoir expansion with another "public comment" period to keep us busy

Adrienne Anderson is not around any more to do the research and attend these "public comment" sessions. She died from glioblastoma multiforme, a deadly brain tumor, in 2011.

Going back to Feb. 28, 1985, Adrienne is talking about Friendly Hills, a Denver suburb, and the rash of children (17) dying of cancer, including, neuroblastoma, a type of brain tumor usually found in children.

On Oct. 20, 2007, in the first 25 sec. of this video, she references her 23-year battle against water pollution in the Chatfield Reservoir since the Friendly Hills episode.

Records show that NDMA, a potent carcinogen, leeches into the Chatfield Reservor from the old Martin Marietta/Lockheed-Martin site.  Here's what took place at a meeting of the Lockheed Martin / USAF Restoration Advisory Board back in Nov 7, 2007. Note that the Denver Water representative admits that the NDMA discharge from the Lockheed Martin/USAF site "impacts" the Chatfield Reservoir (but falsely claims that Chatfield water is used for drinking water only in "emergency" situations).

In this clip, Dave Walker of CDPHE, admits that NDMA has been leeching down gradient into the Chatfield Reservoir, and has been for decades.

Now, 28 years later, we are invited to make yet another public comment:

Notice of Availability of the Draft Feasibility Study/Environmental Impact Statement for the Chatfield Reservoir Storage Reallocation, Littleton, CO

(Note: I uploaded this document here, so you won't have to download all 544 pages of the pdf. A search of this document finds no reference to NDMA)

The comment period will be open from June 8, 2012 to August 7, 2012. 
The Corps has scheduled public involvement meetings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the following locations:
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1. Monday, June 25th—The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St. Parker, CO 80134, (720) 488-3300.Show citation box
2. Tuesday, June 26th—Dakota Ridge High School, 13399 West Coal Mine Avenue, Littleton, CO 80127, (303) 982-1970.Show citation box
3. Wednesday, June 27th—Valley High School, 1001 Birch St, Gilcrest, CO 80623, (970) 737-2494.


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