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fed-up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 06:17 PM
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Busted meth lab sat close to WA city’s supply
It's all about the frigging money. Public Health, EPA, local governments don't want to take responsibility for finding and cleaning up toxic former meth labs, putting people (like me) and the environment at risk. Damn them all to hell

http://www.watertechonline.com/news.asp?N_ID=68740

WEST RICHLAND, WA — A meth lab located at the West Richland Auto Wrecking yard was busted in 2001, but now officials are worried that the chemicals used in the lab may have seeped into the city’s water supply. The lab sat one block away from the city's pump station, a December 5 KIMATV http://www.kimatv.com/news/local/12188361.html story said.

The wrecking yard and lab were boarded up and both have been vacant since the bust.

Nancy Aldrich, the city mayor’s pro-tem, said in the story, “The fact there had been two meth labs and all the solvents and petrochemicals that had potentially dumped on the ground could contaminate the groundwater.”

Aldrich said she wants the community to know about the potential contamination, stating “We’ve discussed it several times at a council level, we’ve met resistance with the mayor, he believes there’s a liability associated with city performing or doing a site assessment."

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http://www.kimatv.com/news/local/12188361.html
By Sabrina Suzuki
Watch the story
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Action News talked with the Mayor.

He says if the city gets involved in the matter, the state would have to as well.

He calls that "risky business" and doesn't want the city held liable for clean up.

he wants to put that on the existing owners or potentially a new owner.

aldrich on the other hand would rather play it safe than sorry.

"I'm not saying there is contamination but at some time in the future, could there be," said Aldrich.




and some good news about one toxic meth lab home renter

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/200...

Enquirer readers are coming through with offers to a local family that lived in a house contaminated with methamphetamine.

Clermont County resident Nancy Reed plans to nominate Cindy Wilson and her four children for help from ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition that stars Ty Pennington.

Another woman has offered Wilson a gift card so she can replace her bedding, which is thought to be a source of residual meth residue now making Wilson’s 4-month-old son, Alex, sick.

..snip

Wilson, then seven months pregnant with Alex, was forced to move out of her rental home in Whitewater Township on Lawrenceburg Road last spring after finding out the house was a former methamphetamine lab.

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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-06-07 06:50 PM
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1. West Richland, Richland...Hanford...
the Downwinders..the whole Sh**pot land in that area could be contaminated...be it from
nuclear steam release or waste seeping into the groundwater or chemicals from agricultural
waste or chemicals from illicit drugs....that area up there is so damaged that to start
peeking around in any official way would jerk open Pandora's Box.....


Tikki

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