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Friday, July 04, 2008  
Don't let Lawrence Livermore renew its permit

By: Adrian Jay
Published In: Stockton Record

Letter to the Editor, penned by a Tri-Valley CAREs' supporter, about permit renewal for Site 300 in Tracy...

Open detonation, open burning, and storage of explosives waste and explosives-contaminated debris should not be permitted in Tracy. We must act now to prevent the Livermore lab from renewing its permit and expanding its perilous operations at Site 300, on Corral Hollow Road.

Slime, slag and sludge are just a few of the toxic and hazardous waste materials being blown up, burned and stored at the lab's 7,000-acre bomb testing range, and the lab has it in mind to increase the quantity of liquid hazardous waste stored at Site 300 from 3,300 gallons to 5,500 gallons.

The state Department of Toxic Substances Control has released a draft negative declaration for the permit. The final permit will be issued unless we stand up and speak out against these environmentally damaging and dangerous facilities.

A public meeting is being held at the Tracy Sports Complex, 955 Crossroads Drive, on July 17 at 6:30 p.m. Please attend this meeting and let the state Department of Toxic Substances Control know that the only waste in Tracy in need of open incineration is this permit renewal process.

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