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DWP not responsible for Keeler Dunes

June 28, 2013

Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the LADWP have reached an agreement for dust mitigation on the Keeler Dunes. As part of the agreement, the LADWP will pay Great Basin $10 million and release all liability for dune dust. Photo courtesy hydrobioars.com

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013 – Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have reached an agreement on how to control dust on the Keeler Dunes and one of the last stretches of Owens Lake targeted for dust control.
An agreement that was approved this week by both the LADWP and Great Basin will allow Los Angeles to work around certain culturally-sensitive sites identified within the Phase 7a dust mitigation project. The LADWP and Great Basin will determine if and how dust will be mitigated in areas containing Native American artifacts at a later date.
The LADWP approved the agreement at a special meeting on Wednesday, June 26 and Great Basin approved it Thursday, June 27.
(Read more in the Saturday, June 29, 2013 edition of The Inyo Register.)

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