Another Baykeeper Lawsuit
Looks like Humboldt Baykeeper is filing another lawsuit, this time in conjunction with Californians for Alternatives to Toxics. They want Simpson Timber to clean up the site of an old mill in Eureka just north of the foot of West Del Norte Street, right next to where I used to fish all the time back in the mid 70s.
I don't know what the truth of the matter is. Baykeeper claims pollution well in excess of EPA limits. I don't believe I've suffered any ill effects from eating all the fish and shark I've caught down there.
I'm wondering what their motivation is? I can't help but think this might be linked to the Marina Center controversy. As myself and others have pointed out here, opponents of Marina Center never brought up the pollution and capping issue with other developments on the waterfront.
Maybe this is their way of making it look as if they are looking at other polluted properties now and they're not insisting on the Balloon Tract clean up solely because of the Marina Center proposal?
Hold on a second, maybe not. Just noticed this section of the article:
Pete Nichols called the numbers “Superfund numbers,” suggesting the site is so heavily contaminated it could qualify for federal cleanup action.
Oh, I think I get. It will bring more federal money to the area. What a unique idea.