Neighbors of the Marinwood Plaza shopping center want an underground toxic plume cleaned up now, not later.
The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has established clean-up deadlines it expects the plaza’s new ownership to meet. Warning that the owners could face fines should help ensure progress toward cleaning up the toxic waste by next fall.
The plume is a remnant of a dry cleaner that was open in that tiny shopping center for years. PCE, or tetrachloroethylene, has been detected in soil tests and the toxic waste has spread underground, moving 2,700 feet under Highway 101 and to privately held lands on the east side of the freeway.
Credit Supervisor Damon Connolly for keeping pressure on the state to demand compliance with its clean-up order. His determination to make sure there is progress has helped make it a higher priority with the state board. see Article HERE