We were happy to discover that the State Water Board is negotiating with Louisiana Pacific about the cleanup of the mill site and that they have already done some chemical studies on the site. Apparently, liability is shared by different owners, proportional to the amount of time they ran the mill. A local firm may do the actual cleanup.

One chemical that has been found at the site is HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM.  This is the chemical that caused the cancer cluster in Hinkley, CA, portrayed in the movie Erin Brokovitch.  It is listed as a proposition 65 chemical. These are chemicals known to the state of California to cause CANCER OR REPRODUCTIVE TOXICITY.

We will be looking for information on other toxins known to be on the mill site. The big question for those of us in this community is what chemicals are off the mill site and in our backyards.  

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