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State moves to issue land-use restrictions amid Whittaker-Bermite cleanup report

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Santa Clarita Valley Signal  –

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control is developing draft agreements that break down what can and cannot be done in areas that will be restricted in the nearly 1,000 acres on the former Whittaker-Bermite site following the completion of its cleanup, officials said Wednesday. The facility, located in the center of the City of Santa Clarita, had served as the production site of dynamite, fireworks and oil field explosives since the 1930s, leaving behind chemicals and waste by-products in the soil and groundwater even after operations fully ceased in 1987.