AstraZeneca Site: Voices Unmuted
Located on the Richmond shoreline, this is a US-EPA Superfund qualified site, land on which toxic waste has been dumped without proper management. For close to twenty years, scientists, engineers, lawyers, environmentalists and community activists have been talking about the AstraZeneca, aka Zeneca, aka (the developers name) the Campus Bay, site. Most of the Richmond community wants the hazardous waste to be removed, via rail transport if possible, so the site can be cleaned up to the highest most health-protective residential standard. And that was the plan the City, local businesses, and community members had agreed to. However in Nov-Dec 2020 the Mayor of Richmond and the narrow majority of the City Council in place at that time choose to ignore the voice of the community.
Here is what the Richmond community wants to say about this site.