EPA to hold community meeting on toxics
Original post made on Nov 7, 2013
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 3:56 PM
on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:14 pm
When I moved out here in 2006, this particular "news" outlet was maintaining that the TCE plume was limited to Moffett Field and a result of US Navy activity, which would've exempted the mess from EPA regulation. Now we hear it's the Whisman Triangle, Evandale, and Leong Drive, and it's the obvious suspects, the early semiconductor industry. It seems quite likely that the entire neighborhood over by Whisman and Tyrella is utterly contaminated with the outrageously potent carcinogen, TCE.
I wonder about Shockley's old lab on San Antonio, right by that glorious new piece of overdevelopment you've built. Is that silly horror at San Antonion and El Camino built on TCE contaminated ground?
on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm
It would be interesting to know the full extent of TCE contamination in this horrible little town.
on Nov 8, 2013 at 12:28 am
"It would be interesting to know the full extent of TCE contamination in this horrible little town. "
There is no interest in finding this out. If a homeowner tests for it and it comes back positive, then their house value will ***plummet***, since they will have to disclose it when they try to sell.
Likewise, businesses and even the city has to be careful, because if they test for it and it is present, then they (and we) will be liable.
It's interesting to note that even if the toxin isn't below your property, it percolates in gaseous form miles away. All those lovely utility pipes (the gaps between the pipe and settling soil) provide a nice little conduit for this carcinogenic badness...
Hold your breath!!!