|Thank you, Christina, for reminding all of us about the fine work, many are doing on this project. I'm sure they all feel like they are "between a rock and a hard place"..."damned if they do, damned if they don't". It is a tough job facing the public, especially us.|
I have been very impressed with how hard everyone, in the involved agencies, is trying to work with us and listen to us. I, too, want to send my compliments.
Sharon Lee Ford
--- On Fri, 3/2/12, Christina Walsh <cwalsh@...> wrote:
From: Christina Walsh <cwalsh@...>
Subject: [ssflcag] Re: coverage of the study area for gamma scanning of Santa Susana Field Laboratory
To: "Mary Aycock" <Aycock.Mary@...>
Cc: "Andrew Bain" <Bain.Andrew@...>, "cgarcia@..." <cgarcia@...>, "Craig Cooper" <Cooper.Craig@...>, "Gregg Dempsey" <Dempsey.Gregg@...>, "Loren Henning" <Henning.Loren@...>, "Michael Montgomery" <Montgomery.Michael@...>, "Nicole Moutoux" <Moutoux.Nicole@...>, "rlapin@..." <rlapin@...>, email@example.com
Date: Friday, March 2, 2012, 12:15 AM
Yes, they certainly do deserve to be recognized. I meant also to include the CAG on my distribution because I offer a lot of criticisms along the way, having been involved with this project for over ten years, and I also want to point out the compliments and gratitude about things going well (we often forget about, getting clouded over by questions and concerns in this vast subject.)
This is by no means, the only thing going well, because I think huge strides have been made on many fronts. This one deserves special mention because it really is the point [to me], to really find what is there so it can be properly dealt with, in a reasonable and protective [and smart] way.
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Christina-Thanks for the kind words! I am passing this on to Carl Palladino and Preston Butler who also deserve to be recognized.
Hope to see you on the next site tour!
Mary T. Aycock
Superfund Remedial Project Manager
US Environmental Protection Agency
75 Hawthorne Street (SFD-8-2)
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 972-3289
FAX: (415) 947-3528
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To: Andrew Bain/R9/USEPA/US@EPA, Mary Aycock/R9/USEPA/US@EPA, Gregg Dempsey/LV/USEPA/US@EPA, Craig Cooper/R9/USEPA/US@EPA, Colleen Garcia <cgarcia@...>, Nicole Moutoux/R9/USEPA/US@EPA, rlapin@...
From: Christina Walsh <cwalsh@...>
Date: 02/28/2012 08:04PM
Cc: Loren Henning/R9/USEPA/US@EPA, Michael Montgomery/R9/USEPA/US@EPA
Subject: coverage of the study area for gamma scanning of Santa Susana Field
I was just going through some old material as I was researching some
of the history of this project [for my book], and came across the
poster that EPA gave to me after one of the meetings a few years ago
when the gamma portion was just being planned. There is no date on
it, but it's called the "Gamma Scanning Areas at the Former Santa
Susana Field Laboratory - Area IV" and it is a color coded depiction
of what is "scannable" from green to red.
Considering the presentation you just made to us last week, where the
final coverage of what you "actually" scanned was presented, I am
beyond impressed. You managed to cover much more than you or I
thought you would be able to do, and that is thanks to the dedication
of all of you and your wonderful and
fearless staff, and especially
Robert and those incredible mules. I saw some of the crazy-steep
(which should be coded PURPLE on a scale that only went to RED) areas
that were cleared and scanned and thanks to that coverage, more PGRAYs
were likely discovered....[such as in the SRE notch] and just wanted
to give my sincere thanks and appreciation for going far beyond, and
taking this so seriously and diligently. I don't know if many truly
understand how hard that was to do, and so I wanted you to know that I
understand how hard that was, and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
You are all rock-stars [in the best sense of the term]. We can all
have our personal theories about SB990 and "background" and all of
that, but I truly believe that many of the important discoveries would
never otherwise have been found under
the normal everyday process.
There is something to be said for doing the best job ever, and I think
we are benefitting from the fruits of those very important and top-
notch labors. WIth an investigation that will uncover so much of the
mysteries that have clouded the issues for so long, it will be much
easier to make reasonable AND protective remedy decisions moving
here's to 2017!