The AstraZeneca site on the Richmond southeast shoreline is leaking highly
contaminated water and soil gas from 550,000 cubic yards of hazardous material
left behind by 100-years of hazardous material left behind by 100-years of
chemical manufacturing. The community is near unanimous in its commitment that
the material be removed from the shoreline to protect San Francisco Bay
and all future generations from its harmful impacts.
Pouring concrete on top of 65-acres of
hazards to build dense 80-foot-high condominiums will leave an unmitigated
toxic-forever legacy. There would be no way to physically reach contaminated
source material after development, short of tearing down newly constructed
multi-story buildings. There is no containment on the sides or underneath the
massive quantities of hazardous material, allowing contaminated soil and
groundwater to leak, unchecked for all-time.
do anything less than a full and complete removal of the hazardous
waste on the Zeneca site on Richmond's southeast shoreline endangers the
community's health, the environment, and the Bay. Any future
development must wait until the site meets the highest residential
standard for health and safety, allowing for the widest possible range
of use now and in the future for this site.