Stop Toxic Housing in Pasadena

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PETITION

We call on the California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) to require full site testing and full cleanup of the military toxic-waste site at 3200 E. Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, before allowing any site construction.

BACKGROUND

Current site cancer risks from military toxins are up to 8,300 times higher than regulations allow, and DTSC said this site is an “imminent and substantial” danger.  

Site contaminants have forced Pasadena to close two drinking-water wells, but site groundwater, deeper soil, & some suspected "hotspots" have never been tested. There have never been tests for weapons propellants & explosives HBX, RDX, & TNT, neurotoxins and carcinogens known to have been used onsite. 

However, in July 2018, the Pasadena City Council gave permission for Trammell Crow Company, a developer, to build 550 apartments for hundreds of children and families on top of the toxic waste.

THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY IS AT RISK

On January 29, 2019, DTSC issued a “finding” that, after only partial site testing and a quick cleanup of 12 "hotspots", the development would have no “significant” harmful health “impacts.” Full cleanup would cost the developer only $1-2 million more. 

The developer admits that it is unknown whether the public will be exposed to health risks, because most site carcinogens will remain in place.  

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Signing this petition has a powerful influence on political allies and on the Department.  

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

https://www.envirostor.dtsc.ca.gov/public/profile_report?global_id=19970020

● 5-MINUTE VIDEO ON RDX, THE NEUROTOXIC CARCINOGEN used in most weapons made onsite: https://www.facebook.com/propublica/videos/815343371986600?sfns=mo2-page site

https://stoptoxichousing.org/