A community meeting is set for Tuesday, Nov. 12, for residents concerned about the Environmental Protection Agency's discovery of toxics in the ground along Leong Drive and Evandale Avenue.
The EPA is set to update the community on groundwater and soil testing in the area, as well as tests of indoor air of homes on the two residential streets.
Late last year, sky-high levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) were found under Evandale Avenue, in a "hot spot" that is separate from the nearby MEW Superfund site's plume on the east side of Whisman Road. Two nearby homes on Evandale Avenue were also found to have elevated levels of TCE vapors, which can cause cancer and other health problems to those exposed over long periods, and birth defects when breathed in by expectant mothers over short periods.
The meeting will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Adobe building, 157 Moffett Blvd. near Central Expressway.
For more info, go to epa.gov/region9/mew.