|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 7 Jul 2008 16:29:34 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] San Mateo County, California|
Contaminated sites sully San Mateo County's landscape Katie Worth San Francisco Examiner July 7, 2008 San Mateo County -The industrial swath that hugs the Bay between Hunters Point and East Palo Alto years ago contained so much contaminated land that some environmental groups dubbed it the "toxic crescent."
Today, there are more than 550 known contaminated sites in San Mateo County.While that figure is formidable, it is about 39 percent smaller than it was 10 years ago, and is continuing to shrink, according to the two state agencies that oversee toxic cleanups.
And the drive behind the cleanup is simple."Development," Department of Toxic Substance Control spokeswoman Carol Northrup said. "Development is cleaning up sites that otherwise wouldn't be cleaned up."
... For the entire article, see http://www.examiner.com/printa-1475471~Contaminated_sites_sully_San_Mateo_County's_landscape.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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