Public Meeting in Alameda Will Address Groundwater Contamination Concerns

by Staff Blogger | May 12th, 2014

Industrial byproducts can sometimes find their way into our environment, presenting a serious health risk of environmental injury to people who are exposed to these toxins. Too often, the organizations who produce these wastes fail to take responsibility for their actions by cleaning up the messes they cause, and such a situation may be arising right here in Alameda, California. An article from the San Francisco Gate says the U.S. Navy is considering abandoning plans to clean up contaminated groundwater just east of Alameda Point. Reports indicate that while the contamination sits just underneath a housing development, the government believes the contamination presents no hazards to the area’s residents. The claims sound similar to those made in other situations where it was later determined that the pollution presented a serious health hazard to those who were exposed. The California personal injury attorneys with Berg Injury Lawyers encourage citizens to attend a public meeting at 5 p.m. May 20 at the Main Library located on Oak Street and voice their concerns about the contamination and the lack of efforts to clean it up. Doing so will not only help to create a more livable and green community, but it could also prevent you or others from being seriously harmed because of potentially negligent actions.