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Legal action forces toxic clean up in Permanente Creek

Original post made on May 13, 2013

After being sued by the Sierra Club for dumping toxics from its mining operations into the upper reaches of Permanante Creek, Lehigh Cement Company has agreed to pay for a toxic cleanup valued at over $10 million.

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Posted by Rossta
a resident of Waverly Park
on May 13, 2013 at 6:12 pm

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Nearly all the water from Permanente Creek ends up in Stevens Creek due to the diversion channel near Miramonte and Portland. So, if any clean up is needed downstream, they need to look at Stevens Creek as well. I am sure the Sierra Club is aware of this.


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Posted by Why stop there
a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 14, 2013 at 11:36 am

Nearly all the water from Permanente Creek ends up in SF Bay So, if any clean up is needed downstream, they need to look at SF Bay as well. I am sure the Sierra Club is aware of this.
Actually SC is very clean compared to Permanente. There are returning steelhead trout that spawn every year in SC...the goal of cleaning Permanente is to return steelhead to the creek.


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Posted by rain
a resident of another community
on Jun 4, 2013 at 9:51 pm

I ride through San Antonio Preserve every day or so, and I and others have noted that the creek, 'Permanente Creek' that runs through there is running some days, and dry most other days. It's off and on at random.