on the Richmond
shoreline, this is a US-EPA Superfund qualified site, land on which toxic waste
has been dumped without proper management. For close to twenty years,
scientists, engineers, lawyers, environmentalists and community activists have
been talking about the AstraZeneca, aka Zeneca, aka (the developer's name) Campus Bay,
site. Most of the Richmond
community wants the hazardous waste to be removed, via rail transport if
possible, so the site can be cleaned up to the highest most health-protective
residential standard. And that was the plan the City, local businesses,
and community members had agreed to. However in Nov-Dec 2020 the Mayor of
Richmond and the narrow majority of the City Council in place at that time choose
to ignore the voice of the community.
is what the Richmond
community wants to say about this site.