|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 27 Feb 2020 07:19:25 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Toxic waste still a problem for El Cajon [CA] neighborhoods"|
Toxic waste still a problem for El Cajon neighborhoods By Albert Fulcher Californian (East San Diego County) February 18, 2020 From 1963 to 1985, aerospace manufacturing company Senior Aerospace Ketema (formerly Ametek) in El Cajon dumped thousands of pounds of a chemical degreaser into a shallow redwood-lined pit that sat on its property. This resulted in a toxic groundwater plume of trichloroethylene, which travels through the soil by a process called soil vapor intrusion into the three large mobile home parks surrounding the facility - Greenfield, Starlight and Villa Cajon - as well as Magnolia Elementary School. ... On Feb. 1, the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) held a community meeting along with The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) at Magnolia Elementary to address the ongoing public threat to residents in the area. The contaminated groundwater runs approximately one mile, from Magnolia Elementary to Gillespie Field. With about 80 people at the meeting, residents expressed many concerns about their health, their property value and who to contact for any issue they might have. … For the entire article, see https://eccalifornian.com/toxic-waste-still-a-problem-for-el-cajon-neighborhoods/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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