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Thursday, June 21, 2007  
Toxic Legacy: Cleanup at Livermore Lab

By: Cornell Barnard
Published In: News 10, Sacramento

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A large group gathered near Tracy City Hall Wednesday to give their input on the federal goverment's plan to clean up Site 300 near the Lawrence Livermore Lab.

The weapons testing range, about eight miles west of Tracy contains radioactive pollution, enough to make the Superfund list for some of the nation's worst contamination.

"There is no health threat to the public in Tracy," said John Belluardo from the Department of Energy.

Some neighbors have concerns about living near the test range, and watchdog groups say the Department of Energy's clean-up plan doesn't go far enough by protecting the future threat to groundwater.

The government will consider input from the public until July 25 and will make changes if neccessary.

A full cleanup could take 20 years.

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