Carson homes sit over benzene, methane

Carson homes sit over benzene, methane

There are 20 comments on the Daily Breeze story from Aug 28, 2009, titled Carson homes sit over benzene, methane. In it, Daily Breeze reports that:

Shell Oil Co. has discovered extensive contamination of methane and benzene underneath the Carousel housing tract on the southern end of Carson.

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John Donovan

Brighton, UK

#1 Aug 29, 2009
I strongly recommend that Barbara Post, president of the Carousel Homeowners' Association checks out the rayfox.info website to see if it is safe to place trust in Shell in relation to contamination of residential properties ( or anything else for that matter).
OC OBSERVER

Newport Beach, CA

#3 Aug 29, 2009
I remember those oil reservoirs on Lomita Blvd. just east of Main Street......one kid walking on the cover of the reservoir fell into the oil and drowned in it.
carson gal

Chino, CA

#4 Aug 29, 2009
Most of the Carson area is contaminated with methane gas and chemicals from the old trash and oil operations. Newer contamination from the gang activity.
The Insane are not cute

North Hollywood, CA

#5 Aug 29, 2009
But really slick developers and their political allies made lots of money by sticking houses up on those industrial sites.

Quick, see how many nasty industrial sites can be closed down so that some cool guy can stick fake Spanish style stucco houses on top of the mess.

Leave Industrial as Industrial. Make money with it, don't try to "green" it by building cheap homes on top. It doesn't seem to work very well in the long run.
Barbara Post

United States

#6 Aug 29, 2009
John Donovan wrote:
I strongly recommend that Barbara Post, president of the Carousel Homeowners' Association checks out the rayfox.info website to see if it is safe to place trust in Shell in relation to contamination of residential properties ( or anything else for that matter).
Thank you we appreciate your concern. I would say Shell has been very cooperative and open, continueing commication with me personally as well as holding meetings with the residents that were not "dog and pony" shows but available facts and one on one interface. URS has been extremely considerate to the residents during the testing.
Also involved in this process is the Fire Dept., the Regional Water Board, the Health Dept., the DTSC, and the city (who I trust least) with the Regional Water Board currently being the lead.
Sample testing in several homes this week revealed no level of methane of concern. As one resident said, "They found nothing in my home but dog hair." We hope the tests continue this way.
Yes, we have a problem and most certainly are concerned and we want it cleaned up. That includes the Turco cantamination that also has seeped into our neighborhood. And this was something that my husband and I personally fought against in 1982 when the city and health department said it was ok to expand their chemical tanks in back of us. They rubberstamped the expansion and now the residents pay for their decisions.
Perhaps the city should take this all into consideration in appoving 1500 homes over methane and contaminated land at the projected Boulvards Mall.
Right now we will trust Shell and the related agencies until they give us reason not to.
Jake

Camarillo, CA

#7 Aug 29, 2009
BREEZE: where's the map?
You had one when the driver crashed into the tree on Crenshaw to point the crash site.

Since: Aug 09

Canyon Country, CA

#8 Aug 29, 2009
carson gal wrote:
Most of the Carson area is contaminated with methane gas and chemicals from the old trash and oil operations. Newer contamination from the gang activity.
BENZENE and METHANE
Is this the reason CARSON DRIVE INN WAS CLOSED?
what goes up

Torrance, CA

#9 Aug 29, 2009
Why don't the police bust into the homes of Turco's CEO and BOD, and taser and arrest the contaminators?

Oh right, they only do that to pot smokers.
rsharbor

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Aug 30, 2009
Looks like they'll now also have to check the neighborhoods to the East, Banning Estates and Monterey Pines to the West ! Isn't living in Carson a real gas?
Gene

Firebaugh, CA

#11 Aug 30, 2009
This is why I've always said that us residents that live in Wilmington, Carson, San Pedro...should pay for gas at a discount price since we have to deal with all of this pollution. I live in Wilmington and work in Garden Grove.. I fuel up in G.G because gas is fifteen cents cheaper out there that here. When he have to deal with the pollution and bad odors that come out of the refinery's over night.

Since: Jun 09

Lynwood, CA

#12 Aug 30, 2009
Actually, all you have to do is examine your vehicles in the morning for all the residue that falls from the sky that may contain weird foreign potentially harmful chemical substances. Who knows what is in our air and soil?

We all should be concerned. All I know is that I at times observe a lot of weird stuff on my vehicles and it isnít just bird crap!
Jet Seeker

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Aug 30, 2009
Ultimate Truth Seeker wrote:
Actually, all you have to do is examine your vehicles in the morning for all the residue that falls from the sky that may contain weird foreign potentially harmful chemical substances. Who knows what is in our air and soil?
We all should be concerned. All I know is that I at times observe a lot of weird stuff on my vehicles and it isnít just bird crap!
You are probably talking about jet fuel.
Concerned Citizen

Monterey Park, CA

#14 Aug 30, 2009
That yellow bird crap looks like sulfur to me.

Since: Aug 09

Torrance

#15 Aug 30, 2009
Hopefully that Carousel are is part of Scottsdale and they will rip it all down??? I remember when this whole area was an oil field most recent was signal hill now has new homes, not to mention they built a bunch of homes in the 1980's in P.V. over a dump site and some days I can smell methane gas's.
Comments

Gardena, CA

#16 Aug 31, 2009
Where are the comments from the Carson City Council?
When

Gardena, CA

#17 Aug 31, 2009
When is the public hearing?
Wondering

Gardena, CA

#18 Aug 31, 2009
Is this a superfund?
what goes up

Torrance, CA

#19 Aug 31, 2009
Wondering wrote:
Is this a superfund?
Yes for ExMo and Shell Oil! It's all about profit, cancer rates be damned. LOL!
concerned

Gardena, CA

#20 Dec 17, 2009
what do you think about the houses up for sale in that neighborhood, and the potential buyers.
Almost got me

Lahaina, HI

#22 Apr 21, 2010
I was looking to buy a house in carson this past winter. Was in escrow and everything. The deal fell through b/c the bank didn't want to pay for the repairs. I now thank GOD for that.The house was on "Kemp", in that community off of University and central. After we found out about the potential toxins underneath the carousel homes we opted not to look in carson anymore. Does anybody know exactly what street those homes are off of and if they have found any contamination in the ground water yet.

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