“Cancer Fire Station 5”
Governor Jerry Brown of CA.
Mayor Chuck Reed of San Jose, CA.
Local, State and Federal Representatives of Santa Clara County, CA.
The Department of Environmental Heath of San Jose, CA.
Council Members of San Jose, CA.
I am requesting that San Jose Fire Department, Station 5 at 1380 N. 10th Street, San Jose, CA 95112 be indefinitely closed down to a long history of being called the “Cancer Station”. And the serious nature of this title.
Upon first hearing about this news on channel 12 Bay Area News, Whom by the way did not receive the information about the superfund contaminations on the Fire Station #5 site, within the 6 month investigation period they undertook. I took it upon myself to contact the EPA and requested a "Freedom of Information Act" which I received versus e-mail respond back to me within 24 hours and learned the facts through the water board that there is deadly contaminations of gasoline, diesel and lead in the water wells underground on this property and discovered that many firefighters/paramedics have cancer currently or loss their lives, by working/living in this building.
I was brought up to believe that if you see a wrong and you try to make it right. We need to hold people accountable for their bad deeds, that can cause people to lose their lives. We must change this mindset and cover-up and protect/ serve our firefighters/paramedics.
And if we do not fix it, is there some level of LIE by the wrong doer that is preventing them from doing the right thing! Such as their own job security.
Human Rights can not be ignored because of the wrong doers "need" These people tend to look away or even approve torture. We will not allow controlled mass media or government regulations censor this very important need. I feel it is not only the right thing to do morally but each time you see a firefighter/paramedics save a person/s or property from ill health/damage in one form or another you are walking away from saving them. These angels of the earth, dedicate their career's and life to each one of us in Santa Clara County.
It would be a small price to pay to relocate Fire Station # 5 firefighters/paramedics to a brand new building elsewhere. A safe location away from the toxic Superfund dump site they live/work under now. In the honor of humanity lets give back to them.
Lets be a force for Good and demand better for the firefighters/paramedics that help save our lives, without asking for anything in return.
Firefighters/Paramedics need to be offered a form of presumptive legislation and fire records should not be destroyed after 7 years, they should held forever. They should not loss their job benefits for speaking up against unhealthy conditions they work/live under.
People are shocked to find that we don’t have any kind of coverage for firefighters/paramedics and would be embarrassed to find out their state doesn’t stand behind their firefighters/paramedics, but we will.
Update of written comment period for the Fire Station # 5 for proposed case closure. We the people and myself oppose closing this case, based on the facts that there is still contaminants in the groundwater. Listed below.
Current Contaminants: Well levels: DEMAND:
TPHG 3,700 0%
TPHD 16,000 0%
MTBE 13 0%
Benzene 130 0%
Naphthalene 78 0%
NOTE: There is still an increase risk of cancer and other illness with all these contaminants on this site. We demand that you closed down the fire station # 5 and relocate these honorable public workers to a safe non- toxic site immediately.
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