Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s meeting at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center (View the agenda). We were thrilled to see such a wonderful turnout, and we appreciate that many of you showed up despite travel and scheduling constraints. Your presence around the table is integral to keeping our foundation as a solution community strong and thriving. See the list of attendees here.
A few highlights of the meeting are as follows with some supporting documents:
- Cynthia Babich shared new developments on the ECI re-zoning issue. She and Florence Gharibian attended the August 12 hearing with the LA County Dept of Regional Planning and are happy to report that no decisions were made regarding the CUP (Conditional Use Permit) issuing and a continuance has been scheduled for September 16th. (More on ECI)
- Jane Williams, California Communities Against Toxics, gave us some serious food for thought with a fantastic presentation on technology screening for DNAPL. (More on Jane Williams’ presentation coming soon)
- John Lyons from the U.S. EPA headed up the discussion about pCBSA protectiveness in light of the groundwater treatment system and OEHHA’s (Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment) study. (See the full study here.) Great dialogue about uncertainty within the study, and thanks to Gina Solomon for explaining some of the limitations of this study.
- Scott Warren from the Department of Toxic Substances Control presented on the Dual Site Groundwater Recovery Conceptual Model with some excellent maps (See Scott’s PowerPoint presentation here). He also presented on ECI at the end of the meeting, information also included in the presentation.
- As for the VI screening discussion and next steps, the group thought it best to reschedule a full meeting either on August 31 or September 1st, we will be following up soon about securing this date.A special thanks to Cynthia Medina and DAAC youth for providing the delicious lunch for everyone!