[KHTS] – Santa Clarita Valley residents are invited to attend a meeting on November 12 to discuss the Whittaker Bermite property cleanup, officials announced Saturday.
The property, an undeveloped 996-acre site located in the center of Santa Clarita, is a former munitions testing and manufacturing site with “contamination issues” that is currently being “cleaned up” under the supervision of the California Department of Toxic Substances, according to the Whittaker Bermite website.
The Whittaker Bermite Citizens’ Advisory Group is hosting the meeting to discuss an alleged chemical runoff that is reportedly affecting the water supply, air and soil, according to a CAG news release.
“The project is a major challenge,” said a statement on the news release. “Chemicals originating from the property have migrated off the property and are being detected in the local water supply, as well as in the air and soil.”
The upcoming meeting will feature a presentation and discussion of the proposed cleanup of the water supply.
CAG holds three meetings per year to hear reports from the state agencies involved in the cleanup of the property, and meetings are open to all members of the community.
Representatives from the Department of Toxic Substance Control and the California Department of Public Health frequently participate in the meetings, according to CAG officials.
The meeting is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. on November 12 at the Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, located at 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road.