|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:10:50 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Oakland Hills, California pyrite mine|
Oakland's Leona Creek to lose odd orange hue after cleanup Long-
abandoned mine turns water orange - cleanup finally planned
by Carolyn Jones San Francisco Chronicle (CA) February 22, 2014In a city with many oddities, there's nothing quite like Oakland's Leona Creek: It's bright, foaming and stinking orange.
Some neighbors describe it as the Love Canal, or the River of Tang. Others keep their pets and kids away. Some are so used to it they think it's normal.
But normal it's not. The creek is awash with sulfuric acid, sometimes at levels comparable to battery acid, leaching from an abandoned pyrite mine near the creek headwaters in the Oakland hills. It flows through Mills College and past O.co Coliseum, and ultimately empties into San Francisco Bay.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Oakland-s-Leona-Creek-to-lose- odd-orange-hue-5257285.php
-- 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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