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Testing and treating to reduce city's toxic vapor problem

Original post made on Mar 15, 2013

Like toxic vapors coming out of the ground, health concerns about TCE are lingering in northeastern Mountain View.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 15, 2013, 10:28 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by Sick for over 4 months & pissed off, a resident of Whisman Station
on Mar 15, 2013 at 11:30 am

The article mentions Siegel stated there's $250 kits to test the air quality in your home, but mentions no source where to purchase these kits. Absolutely poor follow-through reporting.

If it's possible there's unsafe vapor levels in our homes and the EPA won't test certain homes for free - AND WHY THE HELL WONT THEY TEST FOR FREE IF A HOUSE IS IN THE PLUME!?!?! - where do we get these kits???

Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Because real estate developers OWN Mountain View, that's why.

Real estate values trump public health, as far as Mountain View is concerned.

Posted by Resident of Whisman Rd, a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 15, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Testing is free if you live in the plume, if you don't live in the plume then quit being paranoid and pay for for your own testing if you want it. I paid for my own lead testing through an EPA approved facility. Where to get a kit or testing: try using an internet search engine.

Posted by jane, a resident of North Whisman
on Mar 15, 2013 at 2:14 pm

The EPA has asked people to contact them if they want their indoor air tested. It can't be made clearer than that. If you are over an area of concern, in other words, if you are over known contamintated groundwater please contact EPA. If you are a resnter, the property owner needs to give permission for the testing - standard procedure.

Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Mar 16, 2013 at 7:12 am

You shouldn't BE a renter in this town unless you have a lawyer.

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