Groundwater Tests done in March 2010 are online on the State of California Geotracker website. Chemicals that are above the reporting level include: arsenic, chromium, hexavalent chromium,  manganese, nickel, dichlorethane, trichloroethane, chloroform and vinyl chloride.  Most, if not all, of these chemicals are on the proposition 65 list of chemicals  known to cause cancer and birth defects.

A letter dated April 20, 2010 from SHN Consulting Engineers and Geologists outlines the schedule for the cleanup. A Remedial Action Work Plan (Site Wide) is due to be completed by April 2012.  There is a particular area of interest that will be  looked at sooner.  The Remedial Action Plan for it will be implemented according to the schedule by July- Sept. 2011.  

While pollution can happen quickly, cleanups take a long time,  and as we are learning with the B.P. Oil accident can have questionable results.
6/7/2010 03:19:39 pm

So you mean they plan to cleanup AFTER reopening? Doesn't that seem a bit backwards?


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