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Last Edited: 1/19/2010

Wyle Laboratories, Norco - Public Health Activities

The California Department of Public Health--formerly California Department of Health Services (CDHS)--conducted health education activities in the area of the Wyle Labs site.

The site 

The Wyle Labs site a 429-acre former defense and aerospace testing facility that operated from the late 1950s until 2004, whose activities resulted in the release of hazardous chemicals into the soil and groundwater on the site. The chemicals of main concern are trichloroethylene, a cleaning solvent, and perchlorate, a rocket fuel component. The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has been the responsible agency for sampling and cleanup activities at the Wyle Labs site,

CDHS's involvement at the site

In 2004, DTSC asked CDHS to assist its effort with health education activities in order to better address community health concerns at the site. In late 2004 and 2005, CDPH staff members gave presentations and conducted several trainings for physicians in the area.

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