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Palo Alto to re-examine CPI's hazardous materials

Original post made on Jun 5, 2012

Barron Park residents and officials at Communications and Power Industries continue to clash over the company's safety record and its plating shop operations, but on Monday, June 4, the two sides found common ground on one issue -- a decision by Palo Alto officials to pursue an independent assessment of CPI's hazardous materials.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, June 5, 2012, 4:19 PM

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Posted by Scott
a resident of Professorville
on Jun 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

I have heard alot of talk about the fire department closing down the engine at the Hanover station which is the engine that is closest to CPI. Wondering what the effect would be in the study?


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Posted by toxic chemicals
a resident of Barron Park
on Jun 5, 2012 at 6:48 pm

The public has the right to know exactly what risks are involved in living near this company. How about just releasing the complete details and then let residents decide if they want to move away or not. The company should not be keeping secrets from the community about toxic chemicals. Neither should the city shouldn't nanny us when we can make our own informed decisions.


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Posted by Fred Balin
a resident of College Terrace
on Jun 6, 2012 at 9:40 am

Good point, Scott, and I am glad that you are tuned in to an important city-wide policy matter that has been flying swiftly under the radar.

Yes, Engine 2 (at Station 2 on Hanover Street) is the year-round first-response engine for all of Research Park below Foothill Expressway. Station 2 also houses the city's only Rescue vehicle (i.e., Rescue 2), which is involved in hazmat operations. The city recently said it could be another engine instead that is chosen for the possibly extensive brownout. A spillover effect at either place could also significantly impact availability of Rescue 2

The first-in engine for Baron Park itself is Engine 5 at Arastradero near El Camino

See my extensive discussion of the budget proposal for the fire department and impacts in a new Town Square post later today, and ask knowledgeable folks to add whatever they can related to the impact on hazmat operations.

The budget comes to the council on June 11 and 18, but there is also an update on the two city-contracted fire studies, the basis for the proposed cuts, scheduled for the Policy & Services Committee on Tuesday the 12th


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Posted by ufo223
a resident of St. Claire Gardens
on Jun 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm

...oh well, its only another $35,000. Yet another outside consultant funded by city taxpayers. I guess if you hire enough outside consultants eventually maybe you will get at least one to support your theory or position. If not, just keep whining and the taxpayers will pony up the money just to quit listening to the complaining. So you bought a house next to an industrial site, lets all pay for your uninformed decision. We can no longer sustain the ballooning and skyrocketing ignorance of city officials who choose to fund the endless outside consultants and blue ribbon committees because city management and city council is not capable of making informed and educated decisions.


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