Residents of Carson neighborhood contaminated by oil storage facility meet with Assembly member
Thursday, June 9, 2011
KQED Our State of Health blog: Blogger Kat Madrigal reports on a meeting residents of the Carousel neighborhood of Carson, Calif., held with their representative in the California Assembly, Warren Furutani, to discuss ongoing health problems caused by contamination from a Shell Oil crude oil storage facility that was on the site for more than 40 years. “Environmental testing [in 2007] revealed high levels of benzene and methane under hundreds of homes,” Madrigal writes. “The contamination was traced to Shell oil wells buried under the homes.” A bill Furutani has authored, AB 1207, would remove time limits on bringing action for damages caused by exposure to hazardous or toxic materials.