Posts Tagged ‘pollution’

Environmental building cause of pollution

April 12, 2009

Workers in Vancouver, Washington were investigating the presence of sewage in Burnt Bridge Creek, near Vancouver Lake and discovered that the source of the problem was the building housing¬† Washington State’s Department of Ecology.¬† According to investigators, the building’s sewer line is connected to a storm drain rather than the municipal sewer main, causing sewage to be directed to the creek.

Brian Carlson, Vancouver’s public works director, told The Colombian: “The only thing that’s supposed to be in the storm water pipe is rainwater.”

He added: “The irony is not lost on us.”

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Cement plant sued for poisoning neighbors

December 10, 2008

Riverside Cement is accused of keeping toxic waste out in the open and allowing the elements to carry the toxins out into the surrounding areas and exposing thousands to known carcinogens.  The lawsuit is related to several others making similiar claims filed in Riverside Superior Court.

Complaint courtesy Courthousenews