2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 15:14:04 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] TCE and benzene at El Cajon elementary school, San Diego
El Cajon school site cleanup ratchets up

By Joel Hoffmann
San Diego Union Tribune (CA)
June 16, 2014

The former owner of an El Cajon aerospace plant that emitted toxic chemicals into the groundwater beneath Magnolia Elementary School is stepping up efforts to remove pollution, but it could still take years to complete the cleanup.

Magnolia, adjacent to the plant, has been sitting above the toxic site for decades. Previous attempts to address the problem have fallen short, including removal of an underground sump that caused the pollution and the treatment of contaminated groundwater beneath the plant.

State regulators and the plant’s former owner, Pennsylvania-based Ametek, are aiming to end the threat of dangerous chemicals rising up from the soil and into classrooms. They plan to install more underground containment wells under the school.


For the entire article, see
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/jun/16/magnolia-elementary-school- site-cleanup/


Lenny Siegel
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