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Palo Alto seeks more risk analysis at CPI

Original post made on Apr 4, 2014

Responding to safety concerns from Barron Park residents, Palo Alto plans to expand its study of possible hazards stemming from a plating shop operated by Communications and Power Industries in the neighborhood.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 4, 2014, 9:43 AM

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Posted by Allen Edwards
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 4, 2014 at 10:58 am

Three strikes and you are out? No wonder the residents are concerned! There has been hazardous operations in the industrial part for a long time. There are probably many fewer then there once were. HP, where I worked, had many. I remember taking a car ride to a conference with the manager of the plating shop at the bottom of the hill. He was telling me how clean the facility was, how they have fish swimming in their waste water to make sure it is clean enough to drink. But boy did his clothes smell of chemicals. But the point is that all these facilities didn't have toxic spills every couple of years like this facility has had. It is a management issue and they either need to prove they fixed it, or get out of town.


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Posted by Former neighbor
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Apr 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm

We lived near there for three years. The chemical odor emanating from the place was awful on at least three days per week. We decided to sell before starting a family....didn't want any two-headed children!


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Posted by JanN
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 4, 2014 at 12:15 pm

Need A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT! FOR people and creatures. we need both!


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Posted by Is-There-A-Geologist-In-The-House?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 5, 2014 at 9:05 am

A recent POST article offered its version of this story—quoting some bozo claiming that he was concerned that a horrific earth quake might strike the CPI facility, allowing all of its toxic chemicals to affect the nearby Barron Park homes. Of course, the likelihood that an horrific earthquake could target the CPI site and not destroy all, or at least most, of the Barron Park homes is about zero. In fact, it's closer to triple-zero!

Got to wonder how anyone (this guy is on the Planning Commission) can be so brazen as to insult the intelligence of everyone in Palo Alto which this craziness. Even if some of CPI's chemicals were to escape, just how much damage could those chemicals do to a neighborhood that had been flattened by a major movement of the ground?

This guy has no business being on any City Board or Commission!


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