Re: Re-Opening Closed Routes

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Posted by Striker_Z on March 23, 2002 at 15:08:01:

In Reply to: Re: Re-Opening Closed Routes posted by Juanderer on March 22, 2002 at 12:09:44:

Juanderer said:

"The federal government's various agencies are the worst polluters of all. Just south of DVNP, on the Navy's test ranges, there are tons of wreckage from fallen targets, and more tons of unexploded ordinance (which contains toxins). China Lake Naval Air Weapons Center has an ongoing enviornmental disaster, with mountains and lakes of toxins within its boundries."

You, of course, have proof of this? And I mean proof that China Lake's environmental issues extend to the southern ranges that include the Windgate area you are describing? The southern portions of China Lake seem to be in the southern Panamint Valley, the Windgate Pass area, and the Randsburg Wash area. While the northern portions of China Lake appear to be in the Coso Valley and in the Indian Wells Valley. There is a distinct separation between these two portions, something on the order of 20+ air miles at a glance, between the borders.

"Mountains and lakes of toxins within its boundaries" I find exceptionally interesting. I have studied overhead imagery of this area extensively, and with the exclusion of a few areas on Navy property near the city of Ridgecrest itself, I have seen nothing to support your statements. You are saying that the Navy has dumped toxins on the south ranges?


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