Quote of the Day - Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
The Carmichael Water District is not happy - they've got a drinking water well in the area, and take 75% of their water from the river and distribute it over a seven-mile service area. Aerojet discovered NDMA when it drilled a monitoring well. NDMA, or N-Nitrosodimethylamine, is an impurity in some liquid rocket fuels and a byproduct from burning the fuel. The chemical has allegedly caused liver, kidney and lung cancer in laboratory animals.
Estimates are that it will cost an additional $10 million to clean up.
Aerojet discovered this new plume when looking for a new drinking water well. The company was searching for a new well because it had contaminated other wells.