Watch this fantastic in-depth reporting on the Chatham Site. 10news Investigates Toxic Chemicals in Creek, Park, Wells Please join Escondido Neighbors United at the Public meeting tomorrow, Sept. 30 at 6:30 pm at the Center for the Arts Escondido. We need more Action on Chatham!!! Thanks Channel 10 for covering this important issue!
Please remember to file your comments to TODAY!!!
Just a quick reminder that MONDAY SEPT. 29TH 5 pm is the deadline for commenting on the DEIR for the Oak Creek housing development. Please comment on any concerns you have about the project or improvements you would like to see. ENU is also supporting a better alternative that reduces traffic, protects wildlife, reduces traffic, and is consistent with community character…Oak PARK Alternative. Here is a link to some of our concerns and alternatives for the project.
Issues and Alternatives to Oak Creek
Please take time to read about this and comment on it. Your Neighborhood needs your Input!
I know we’ve had a lot of meetings lately, but this is a dynamic and critically important time in the future of our City! A lot will be determined by the results of the next election. Our future is hanging in the balance. Come tonight to City Hall Council Chambers and hear from the candidates for Districts 1 and 2 and the Mayor’s race. Submit questions to be asked!!! Here is our opportunity to get our issues the attention they need! 6pm tonight!!!!
Escondido Alliance is a local, bi-lingual monthly newspaper focused on issues in Escondido area. They are sponsoring an event premiering a photo-documentary at the Municpal Gallery in downtown Escondido. Event is on Sept 24th. Check out Escondido Alliance for more information.
Here is a copy of the new Fact Sheet on the Chatham Barrel Yard received today from Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Chatham 2014 Fact Sheet.
While we appreciate that DTSC states that they are directing the PRP Group to “investigate potential contaminant migration pathways from the Yard to Felicita Creek in an effort to stop or decrease the release of site contaminants to the creek”, we will be calling on DTSC to direct them not only to ‘investigate pathways’, but to actually take action. We now know that TCE and other contaminants have been known and measured to be discharging into Felicita Creek since 1995. Twenty years is long enough to know that we need to do more!
Further, we are very disappointed that the Fact Sheet does not show the size or the migration of the off-site plumes. Most disappointing, it does not appear that DTSC is planning to direct any additional cleanup measures to actively clean up and stop migration of the contaminated plumes as they move through our neighborhoods.
Here is a graphic we developed based on the contour maps in the record that shows the size and migration of the 10 and 100 ppb contours. Change in Chatham related plumes 1997-2014.
It is important to remember that the level is supposed to be achieved through remediation is 5 ppb for TCE and 6 ppb for PCE. None of this contamination is supposed to be discharging into Felicita Creek.
We will have more comments on this but we wanted to make sure you all had this information. We urge everyone to look into this issue and attend the meeting on September 30!
Hear from local candidates for office in this important Escondido Candidates Forum hosted by the League of Women Voters. Ask candidates about issues important to you. The Forum will be held Thursday, September 25 in the Escondido City Council Chambers at 6:00. Escondido Candidate Forum Flyer Learn more and hear from our local candidates!