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Remco ruling dismisses 41 plaintiffs from lawsuit

There are 49 comments on the The Willits News story from Apr 18, 2008, titled Remco ruling dismisses 41 plaintiffs from lawsuit. In it, The Willits News reports that:

Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston dismissed 41 plaintiffs from the first Remco lawsuit, including 38 children born after Remco shutdown.

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Bill Cannon

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#1 Apr 23, 2008
What about all the people in willits that have been affected by the toxic crap, that don't or didn't even know about the law suit. only a handful of people found out about the suits and keep it to themselfs so that they would get more money per person. So what i am trying to say is that only a select group of people knew about the suits, and so they would get more money per person, they keep it to a small group of people. There are 1000's of people that were touched by that crap. just think about all of the kids that drank water on that play ground at the school yard right next store to Remco.
I know of some people that are healthy, that already got money from one of the suits and they bought houses that they couldn't keep up on the house payments. So they have lost their new homes already. What is wrong with a comunity of people that just want to take advantage of other people. Those people selling those houses knew that those poor people couldn't make the house payments.......Has everybody turned into reality t.v. show people.......
WHAT ABOUT THE POLLUTION

Boston, MA

#2 May 5, 2008
Masry, Erin Brockovich join investigation
WILLITS, California.— October 1 was to have been the deadline for any additional plaintiffs to join a Federal lawsuit against Remco Hydraulics, their corporate owners Whitman and Pneumo-Abex, and the $9 million Willits Environmental Remediation Trust, created by a Federal Court consent decree five years ago. About 1000 plaintiffs were expected to join the Federal court actions, according to attorney Ed Masry, whose firm, Masry & Vititoe, has filed complaints on behalf of those injured. Although the deadline has passed, questionnaires still are being accepted and may be obtained from Masry, 1-800-96-TOXIC, or from Willits Citizens for Environmental Justice.
Citizens say officials have failed to provide information about the contamination to soil, air, and groundwater from chromic acid, hexavalent chromium, tetrachlorethylene, trichloroethylene, dichloroethylene, vinyl chloride, freon, diesel fuel, and other toxics used in the chrome-plating and manufacturing operation.
U.S. District court caseCity of Willits v. Remco Hydraulics, Inc.(No. C96-0283 SI), originally was filed in 1996, and the court had ruled that no additional plaintiffs would be heard after October 1, 2001.
Attorneys for Whitman Corporation have subpoenaed reporter’s notes and lists of public meetings about the Remco site in an attempt to have some cases dismissed. The statute of limitations on toxic tort claims is one year from the date of “suspicion,” Masry explained. Claims will be considered on a case-by-case basis and are not being filed as a class-action suit, he said.
Masry and Erin Brockovich appeared in Willits in August, 2000 telling residents the levels of contamination in Willits are some of the highest they have seen. Masry’s firm since has been investigating claims by others who believe they may have been affected by the contamination. Anyone who lived in Willits during the ’60s,’70s,’80s, or ’90s, especially if they used well water, and anyone who attended Blosser Lane Elementary School or Baechtel Grove Middle School may have been affected, according to Masry. He also reported that chromium was NOT detected in municipal Willits water, which is piped in from a nearby reservoir.
Residents report illnesses
Willits residents suffer from high rates of cancer, leukemia, miscarriages, and birth defects. They also report internal bleeding and other stomach, gastrointestinal, and reproductive ailments, diabetes, headaches, fainting, rashes, nosebleeds, pain, numbness, and metal taste or loss of taste and smell, according to Donna Avila, lead plaintiff for local residents.
The town, located at the edge of an ancient lake, floods regularly. Next door to Remco, frequent flooding has washed “Mountain Dew-colored” toxins into residences located only a few feet from the closed factory. A candy store lures children across a contaminated drainage ditch from the neighboring schools, and a Boys and Girls Club is planned nearby.
U.S. District Judge Susan Illston traveled to Willits for a public hearing on October 30, 2000. One former worker told the judge,“All of these creeks were orange. We dumped in all these creeks around here.” Parents of schoolchildren told of nosebleeds and illnesses suffered after only a few months attending the schools.
WHAT ABOUT THE POLLUTION

Boston, MA

#3 May 5, 2008
Neighbors living near the plant so far have not been included in a $2 million medical monitoring reserve that was to have been created by the consent decree. The Willits Trust already has spent more than half of the $9 million.

All citizen attempts at intervention in the consent decree have been dismissed, although the agreement establishing the Trust has been modified twice, and the original trustees and special master have been replaced. Citizen requests for injunctions also were dismissed.

Despite having been filed as “the People of the State of California and the City of Willits vs. Remco,” the citizen attempts to intervene forced the California Attorney General to rule that the City had no authority to represent the State of California, and that neither the City nor the State actually represented the people, but only the government.
Fish kill, boy dies on Baechtel Creek

In a related case, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that State Court remedies have not been exhausted and has remanded to State court a case involving the wrongful death of five-year-old Forrest Hernandez. Hernandez v. Remco, Case No. C98-3987SI and Appeal No. 00-15834, was heard by a three-judge panel in San Francisco on April 10, 2001. The decision, dismissing the federal case on a technicality over a 60-day pre-filing notice, was listed as “Not for Publication,” which means that it cannot be cited as precedent. The Appeals Court also ruled that civil rights claims should be heard first in State Court but may then be appealed to Federal Court.

Hernandez v. Remcoseeks damages against Remco and against Mendocino County officials for covering up and destroying evidence in the unusual death of five-year-old Hernandez, who died of internal bleeding August 22, 1997, after ingesting a small amount of water from Baechtel Creek in the hills outside Willits, three miles upstream from the Remco site.
WHAT ABOUT THE POLLUTION

Boston, MA

#4 May 5, 2008
Forrest had been visiting the area along with his baby brother and his parents.“The small creek in Muir Mill Canyon had contained fish, frogs, and salamanders when we arrived, so we let him play in the creek. But then we left town for a few days at the beginning of August 1997,” his mother explains.“While we were gone there was a fish kill downstream in town, but no warning signs were posted.”

A sudden surge in the creek on August 7, 1997, had caused dead fish to wash up at the back door of the Willits News, which reported the fish kill in its August 20 issue. City officials continue to insist the fish died from a “sewage spill.”“The water is nontoxic,” sewer supervisor Larry Moran was quoted as saying. Documents from the Regional Water Quality Control Board, however, indicate “no sewage odors.”

“It was a couple of weeks later, just after the first rain of the summer,” his father reported.“We came back to the property where we were staying, and Forrest was playing when he took two sips from the creek. He knew better than to drink from the creek, but he did it as a joke before we could stop him. The next day when he started feeling sick and vomiting we thought it might be giardia or bacteria. No one thought it would be this toxic.”

Forrest’s parents became worried and called doctors that afternoon when his skin turned green. Neither Stanford nor the local hospital recognized the danger, and Forrest returned with his family to the tent where they were staying. He was restless and thirsty all night. About 2:30 a.m., he spoke his last words,“I just want to feel good. I just want to be happy,” and collapsed unconscious. He was rushed to Howard Memorial Hospital, one block away from the Remco plant in Willits, but efforts to resuscitate him failed, and his body stiffened rapidly.“It looks like he was poisoned,” a deputy sheriff said.

That same day, August 22, 1997, a final consent decree was being signed in the court case in San Francisco. The City’s suit resulted in findings of “imminent and substantial endangerment” to soil, air, and groundwater.

An autopsy was performed at Anker-Lucier Mortuary, owned by then Willits mayor Tom Lucier. It reported that Forrest bled from the omentum, a layer of blood vessels between the stomach and the intestinal tract. No other sign of any injury or cause of bleeding was indicated. Forrest had mild hemophilia (a congenital blood-clotting disorder) but had never experienced spontaneous bleeding. Mendocino Sheriff-Coroner Kevin Broin and medical examiner Dr. Jason Trent listed official cause of death as: 1)hypovolemic shock due to 2)multi-focal acute hemorrhage due to 3) Factor VIII deficiency (hemophilia).

Despite the fish kill two weeks earlier, downstream in the same creek, officials in both instances failed to test for chromium or other toxic chemicals. Official forensic toxicology tests on Forrest were conducted only for illegal drugs and were negative. State Health investigator Dr. Debra Gilliss also refused the parents’ request and failed to test for chromium. Any remaining samples, possibly including Forrest’s organs, were “purged” before the one-year statute.“When we asked about chemicals in the area, no one knew anything,” John Hernandez said.
WHAT ABOUT THE POLLUTION

Boston, MA

#5 May 5, 2008
The spot in Muir Mill Canyon where Forrest sipped from the creek.

Lab tests reveal Chromium

Forrest’s family learned of the Remco court case in newspaper articles and eventually ordered their own tests, which showed 49 micrograms/liter (ppb) total chromium in samples of vomit and 13-17 micrograms/liter in creek water.

Total chromium includes both chromium III (trivalent), a naturally occurring element which is not known to be toxic; and chromium VI (hexavalent), an industrial heavy metal waste product that is a potent neurotoxin and carcinogen. Ingestion of hexavalent chromium can cause vomiting, gastrointestinal irritation, and can be lethal at certain concentrations, according to the Agency for Toxic Substance Disease Registry (ATSDR) in Atlanta ( www.atsdr.cdc.gov ). Airborne, it is similar to asbestos and is known to cause cancer and other respiratory ailments. One study placed chromium among the top five hazardous chemicals nationwide (along with lead, benzene, arsenic, and trichloroethylene).

A 2000 Update on Chromium issued by ATSDR describes several recorded cases of accidental poisonings from ingesting chromium 6, including a 14-year-old boy who ingested the substance from a chemistry set and died several hours later. The update also reports that “dermal exposure can cause death in persons with pre-existing conditions,” citing cases from 1922 of deaths as long as four weeks after skin contact with chromium 6 compounds potassium dichromate, chromium trioxide (chromic acid) and sodium chromate.
WHAT ABOUT THE POLLUTION

Boston, MA

#6 May 5, 2008
Decades of Dumping

The Remco plant closed in 1995. It is located in downtown Willits on Highway 101, beneath the arch proclaiming Willits the “Gateway to the Redwoods” and “Heart of Mendocino County.”

From court documents, Forrests’s parents learned that five underground plating tanks from 32 to 70 feet deep intersect groundwater aquifers. Since the 1940s the site had been used in chrome-plating operations for a variety of applications, beginning with sawmill equipment and expanding to include hydraulic cylinders, military gun barrels, offshore drilling equipment, tunneling equipment, hydraulic actuators for nuclear power plants, and steering mechanisms for nuclear submarines.

Founder Bill Harrah imported the old Reno, Nevada arch, installing it as the Willits arch. He also was a major supporter of Howard Memorial Hospital. The hospital and health department now are overseen by the Mendocino County Supervisors, one of whom is mortuary owner and former Willits mayor Tom Lucier.

The company had operated as Harrah Brothers, Pneumo-Abex, Stanray, and Remco Hydraulics, and had been reported numerous times for spillages and discharges into nearby Baechtel Creek (EPA ID#CAD000097287).

“I knew it was dead wrong.”
WHAT ABOUT THE POLLUTION

Boston, MA

#7 May 5, 2008
“I knew it was dead wrong.”

At one hearing a Whitman attorney told the judge,“Your honor, there are documents we don’t want exposed to public view.” Evidence now indicates that dumping at Remco was intentionally performed upon orders from management over a period of years. Former workers testify in depositions to witnessing and performing dumping into groundwater, into Baechtel Creek, and directly into a well.

“I knew it was dead wrong,” said one,“I was just a worker and I was following orders.” Another says he came into the plant on a weekend and saw the boss and others emptying several barrels into a neighboring well. The depositions are under a gag order in Los Angeles court case Jensen-Kelly et al. v. Allianz Insurance et al.

The 1996 Interim Remedial Measures Workplan, in place at the time Forrest Hernandez died, states that contaminated water in hotspots would be pumped out and disposed of “under permit ” to the City of Willits sewer plant. The IRM Workplan was prepared by Henshaw and Associates, whose regulatory director, Kurt Swart, teaches a course in Waste Stream Management at the University of California Santa Cruz Extension.(see www.ucsc-extension.edu )

A FOI request to the City of Willits in May 1998 showed no records for the storage, transportation, or disposal of hazardous waste in the previous year. Officials at EPA and the State Regional Water Quality Control Board report they have not issued, and cannot issue, a permit to dump into the sewer.
WHAT ABOUT THE POLLUTION

Boston, MA

#10 May 5, 2008
Even miniscule amounts of chromium 6 can cause cancer. Blame that do-gooder nutrient, vitamin C.

Brown University researchers have discovered that naturally occurring vitamin C reacts inside human lung cells with chromium 6, or hexavalent chromium, and causes massive DNA damage. Low doses of chromium 6, combined with vitamin C, produce up to 15 times as many chromosomal breaks and up to 10 times more mutations - forms of genetic damage that lead to cancer - compared with cells that lacked vitamin C altogether.

This finding is startling, said Anatoly Zhitkovich, an associate professor of medical science at Brown who oversaw the experiments. Outside cells, Zhitkovich said, vitamin C actually protects against the cellular damage caused by hexavalent chromium, the toxic chemical that starred as the villain in the true-to-life Hollywood drama, Erin Brockovich. In fact, vitamin C has been used as an antidote in industrial accidents and other instances when large amounts of chromium are ingested.

Vitamin C works protective wonders because it is a powerful antioxidant, blocking cellular damage from free radicals. Specifically, the vitamin rapidly "reduces," or adds electrons, to free radicals, converting them into harmless molecules. This electron transfer from vitamin C to chromium 6 produces chromium 3, a form of the compound that is unable to enter cells.

But what happens when chromium and vitamin C come together inside cells? Because vitamin C isn't found in cells grown in a lab, Zhitkovich and his team conducted experiments using human lung cells supplemented with vitamin C. They learned that when vitamin C is present, chromium reduction has a very different effect. Cellular vitamin C acted as a potent toxic amplifier, sparking significantly more chromosomal breaks and cellular mutations.

"When we increased the concentration of vitamin C inside cells, we saw progressively more mutations and DNA breaks, showing how seemingly innocuous amounts of chromium can become toxic," Zhitkovich said. "For years, scientists have wondered why exposure to small amounts of hexavalent chromium can cause such high rates of cancer. Now we know. It's vitamin C."

Hexavalent chromium is used to plate metals and to make paints, dyes, plastics and inks. As an anticorrosive agent, it is also added to stainless steel, which releases hexavalent chromium during welding. Hexavalent chromium causes lung cancer and is found in 40 percent of Superfund sites nationwide. This is the toxic metal, found in drinking water in a small California town, that Erin Brockovich campaigned against, successfully winning residents a record settlement of $333 million in 1996.

Zhitkovich said his team's research, published in Nucleic Acids Research, might have policy implications. When combined with vitamin C, chromium 6 caused genetic damage in cells in doses four times lower than current federal standards, Zhitkovich said. If additional research backs these findings, he said federal regulators might want to lower exposure standards.

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Article adapted by Medical News Today from original press release.
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Zhitkovich is part of a major Brown research initiative, the Superfund Basic Research Program, which addresses the health and environmental concerns created by hazardous waste contamination. As part of this program, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Zhitkovich is conducting basic research that may result in a medical test that assesses DNA damage from hexavalent chromium.

Former Brown graduate student Mindy Reynolds was lead author of the journal article. Brown research assistant Lauren Stoddard and postdoctoral research associate Ivan Bespalov also took part in the research.

The National Institutes of Health funded the work.
MEASURE B IS FASCIST

Kihei, HI

#11 May 8, 2008
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THE PETERS PROPERTY OFF OF SHELL LANE WHERE THE HOT ROCKS QUARRY PILE SITS!
THATS WHERE ALL THE CHROMIUM IS BURIED UP TO 50 FEET DEEP! RIGHT WHERE THE OLD LOG POND SAT!
LIVE AND LET LIVE

Kihei, HI

#12 May 9, 2008
Masry, Erin Brockovich join investigation
WILLITS, California.— October 1 was to have been the deadline for any additional plaintiffs to join a Federal lawsuit against Remco Hydraulics, their corporate owners Whitman and Pneumo-Abex, and the $9 million Willits Environmental Remediation Trust, created by a Federal Court consent decree five years ago. About 1000 plaintiffs were expected to join the Federal court actions, according to attorney Ed Masry, whose firm, Masry & Vititoe, has filed complaints on behalf of those injured. Although the deadline has passed, questionnaires still are being accepted and may be obtained from Masry, 1-800-96-TOXIC, or from Willits Citizens for Environmental Justice.
Citizens say officials have failed to provide information about the contamination to soil, air, and groundwater from chromic acid, hexavalent chromium, tetrachlorethylene, trichloroethylene, dichloroethylene, vinyl chloride, freon, diesel fuel, and other toxics used in the chrome-plating and manufacturing operation.
U.S. District court caseCity of Willits v. Remco Hydraulics, Inc.(No. C96-0283 SI), originally was filed in 1996, and the court had ruled that no additional plaintiffs would be heard after October 1, 2001.
Attorneys for Whitman Corporation have subpoenaed reporter’s notes and lists of public meetings about the Remco site in an attempt to have some cases dismissed. The statute of limitations on toxic tort claims is one year from the date of “suspicion,” Masry explained. Claims will be considered on a case-by-case basis and are not being filed as a class-action suit, he said.
Masry and Erin Brockovich appeared in Willits in August, 2000 telling residents the levels of contamination in Willits are some of the highest they have seen. Masry’s firm since has been investigating claims by others who believe they may have been affected by the contamination. Anyone who lived in Willits during the ’60s,’70s,’80s, or ’90s, especially if they used well water, and anyone who attended Blosser Lane Elementary School or Baechtel Grove Middle School may have been affected, according to Masry. He also reported that chromium was NOT detected in municipal Willits water, which is piped in from a nearby reservoir.
Residents report illnesses
Willits residents suffer from high rates of cancer, leukemia, miscarriages, and birth defects. They also report internal bleeding and other stomach, gastrointestinal, and reproductive ailments, diabetes, headaches, fainting, rashes, nosebleeds, pain, numbness, and metal taste or loss of taste and smell, according to Donna Avila, lead plaintiff for local residents.
The town, located at the edge of an ancient lake, floods regularly. Next door to Remco, frequent flooding has washed “Mountain Dew-colored” toxins into residences located only a few feet from the closed factory. A candy store lures children across a contaminated drainage ditch from the neighboring schools, and a Boys and Girls Club is planned nearby.
U.S. District Judge Susan Illston traveled to Willits for a public hearing on October 30, 2000. One former worker told the judge,“All of these creeks were orange. We dumped in all these creeks around here.” Parents of schoolchildren told of nosebleeds and illnesses suffered after only a few months attending the schools.
The Mendo Mount

Kihei, HI

#14 May 23, 2008
THE CANDIDATES WE SUPPORT FOR OFFICE FOR THE
MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

PAULA DEETER *-YES! DISTRICT 4

The MENDOCINO MOUNT SUPPORTS Mendocino County Board of Supervisor candidate Paula Deeter because of her SUPPORT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS RIGHTS and since we know we can trust her, as she operates a Medical Marijuana Club in Fort Bragg.

UKIAH SATIVA MORRISON *-YES! DISTRICT 1

The MENDOCINO MOUNT SUPPORTS Mendocino County Board of Supervisor candidate Ukiah Sativa Morrison because of his SUPPORT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS RIGHTS

DOLLY BROWN *-YES! DISTRICT 1

The MENDOCINO MOUNT SUPPORTS Mendocino County Board of Supervisor candidate Dolly Brown because of her SUPPORT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS RIGHTS

ESTELLE PALLEY CLIFTON*-YES! DISTRICT 2

The MENDO MOUNT SUPPORTS Mendocino County Board of Supervisor candidate Estelle Palley Clifton because of her SUPPORT OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS RIGHTS

POLITICAL CANDIDATES WE STRONGLY OPPOSE FOR THEIR VIEWS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS RIGHTS, AS WELL AS THEIR VIEWS OF TURNING MENDOCINO’S PRIME INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURE LAND INTO STRIP-MALLS!

VOTE NO! MICHAEL DELBAR- WE STRONGLY OPPOSE!
VOTE NO! JOHN MCCOWEN- WE STRONGLY OPPOSE!
VOTE NO! KENDALL SMITH- WE STRONGLY OPPOSE!
VOTE NO! JIMMY RICKEL- WE STRONGLY OPPOSE!
VOTE NO! CARRE BROWN- WE STRONGLY OPPOSE!
VOTE NO! ROSS MAYFIELD Jr- WE STRONGLY OPPOSE!

A NO VOTE ON MEASURE B ENSURES THE FREEDOM AND LIBERTY OF ALL OF MENDOCINO COUNTY!

WE STRONGLY OPPOSE ANY ATTEMPT TO RE-CRIMINALIZE MARIJUANA IN MENDOCINO COUNTY!

VOTE NO ON MEASURE B
THE ANTI-MEDICAL MARIJUANA MEASURE!
LOOSE CHANGE

San Anselmo, CA

#15 May 24, 2008
what about the Shell Lane Contamination and the Collies Pond contamination????

Is Margie Handley gonna clean up her daddies mess?
Formerly of Willits

Glasgow, KY

#16 May 29, 2008
I know of at least 2 people who have died who worked at Remco, seemingly oddly for their age. Not really that old. And, the one owner's wife at Luna's store. Making that 3 so far.

I wonder how the health is others that worked at Remco and the area.

(IMO) I think that Class Action law suit should have been left open for filing. Some people may not have even known the long term effects Remco and the area had on people. As I'm sure they're finding out now........and will continue to in the future.

Formerly of Willits

Glasgow, KY

#17 May 29, 2008
Correction - 3 so far died - that I know of.

I knew them personally.
Formerly of Willits

Glasgow, KY

#18 May 29, 2008
LOOSE CHANGE wrote:
what about the Shell Lane Contamination and the Collies Pond contamination????
Is Margie Handley gonna clean up her daddies mess?
From what I remember guys talking about, they did dump over there too on Shell Lane.

I also remember Bob Peters getting cited (before he died) dumping something over there also. It was in the Willits news back then. I don't remember what it was.

According to this report there were 20 sites.

Dumping now has been reported at twenty locations:

934 South Main St.
Page Pits
Berry Creek (off Page Pits)
Bob Peters' property (Shell Lane)
Collie's pond
Brooktrails Community
475 San Francisco St.
175 Lenore St.
City sewer
The open field behind Valley Oaks Trailer Park
The open field behind Page Pits
West hwy 20 Bridge near KOA campground
Under freeway south hwy 101 where two lanes turn to four
Ponds on Muir Mill Road
Quadrio property
Sherwood Rancheria Indian Land
Baechtel Creek
Pond near Nolans' property
Well on Luna's property
Willits Rail Yard.

"A FOI request to the City of Willits in May 1998 showed no records for the storage, transportation, or disposal of hazardous waste in the previous year. Officials at EPA and the State Regional Water Quality Control Board report they have not issued, and cannot issue, a permit to dump into the sewer.

In December 1998, another Willits site, the Peters property at Shell Lane, was investigated by the California Department of Toxic Substance Control and Federal ATF officials. Criminal investigations are continuing, according to the California Attorney General and the U.S.Attorney in San Francisco, but no criminal charges have yet been filed."

I don't know how true this is, but here's the link.

http://www.earthspeak.org/
Bob Harrahs Mess

Washington, DC

#19 Jun 10, 2008
According to this report there were 20 sites.

Dumping now has been reported at twenty locations:

934 South Main St.
Page Pits
Berry Creek (off Page Pits)
Bob Peters' property (Shell Lane)
Collie's pond
Brooktrails Community
475 San Francisco St.
175 Lenore St.
City sewer
The open field behind Valley Oaks Trailer Park
The open field behind Page Pits
West hwy 20 Bridge near KOA campground
Under freeway south hwy 101 where two lanes turn to four
Ponds on Muir Mill Road
Quadrio property
Sherwood Rancheria Indian Land
Baechtel Creek
Pond near Nolans' property
Well on Luna's property
Willits Rail Yard.

These are the sites anyone know of any more?
curious

Gilbert, AZ

#20 Jul 28, 2008
How do you know this???
MEASURE B IS FASCIST wrote:
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THE PETERS PROPERTY OFF OF SHELL LANE WHERE THE HOT ROCKS QUARRY PILE SITS!
THATS WHERE ALL THE CHROMIUM IS BURIED UP TO 50 FEET DEEP! RIGHT WHERE THE OLD LOG POND SAT!
cancer in our family

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#21 Nov 12, 2008
While we may be too late to participate in the lawsuit I believe that our family is a victim of the pollution in Willits in a big way. Out of our family of six, mom, dad and the four of us sisters four of us have or have had cancer. Our father died from it and it appears now that one of our sisters may also. The younger girls all attended the schools near Remco in the 70's and 80's, concidence? I think not. Even participation in the lawsuit would not give our family back what has been taken from us. I say shame on those responsible for taking innocent lives and affecting the lives of so many more.
WillitsCA

Livermore, CA

#22 Dec 14, 2008
I still live here in Willits, and I'm so angry, that our City doesn't care more about the people, to see that it's cleaned up. NOT COVERED UP!!
Harrahs DID ENOUGH

Washington, DC

#23 Jan 19, 2009
interesting enough he hit all the streets named after the daughters of Willits' most infamous POLLUTER!-Robert Harrah After creating the destructive subdivisions of Pine Mountain and Brooktrails Harrah focused his energy on building yet another subdivision "Harrah Manor" While polluting Willits School Children with chromium and other toxic materials, Bob Harrah (who brought the Infamous Masonic Harrahs' Arch from Reno to Willits where he crowned the success of his pollution in front of Remco/Safeway) began naming streets in his infamous urban sprawl North of Willits after his own family members, ie Margie Lane is named ater Bob Harrahs daughter Margie Handley, YES the same Margie Handley who accepted the $4,000,000 check to build her Privately Owned Hospital ( see she is the chair of her daddies "Howard Foundation")- the Howard Foundation was founded by the polluter himself.
I wonder if maybe he knew he was poisoning the local citizens and knew one day his family would profit from the polluted peoples health ailments.--- Why else would he invest so much cash in to starting thios foundation- guilt??? Maybe! Greed??? Maybe!
Anyways heres the Polluter poisoners daughter and here "foundation"
http://www.howardfoundation.org/board.html
Can any one say "CORRUPTION!"

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