Mitigation project seeks permit
Air Quality District opens public comment period
Parents, residents and business owners near downtown Danville will be receiving notification from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) in regards to a permit issued for a project to treat and mitigate existing chemicals in the ground.
The permit was issued to install a vapor recovery system designed to remove chemicals left in the ground by a dry cleaning establishment formerly at the site of the Danville Square Shopping Center, 1 Railroad Avenue.
The proposed system would pull the chemicals out of the soil and run them through carbon filters. BAAQMD officials said that filters remove the majority of the toxins from the air, bringing them well within acceptable health limits.
The notifications were sent out as required by state law, which says any schools or residents within 1,000 feet of the site must be notified. More information on the project can be found on the district’s website:
A public comment period, during which residents can discuss the project, will run through Nov. 4, 2010.
For more information or to offer comment on the project, contact the Bay Area Air Quality Management District at (415) 749-5087 or firstname.lastname@example.org.