CPI Settlement with City is criminal
Original post made by Bill Kelly on Jan 22, 2007
CPI stores 600 pounds of deadly potassium Cyanide and 4000 pounds of Nitric Acid on their property line next to Barron Park residents. Inhaling 10 milligrams of Potassium Cyanide will cause a person to pass out within 60 seconds of exposure and, if untreated, will be dead in 20 minutes. This stuff is seriously dangerous.
In documents submitted to the county toxics board, CPI says in a worst case scenerio, they will release 13 pounds of potassium cyanide to the neighborhood; and residents living within 1000 feet of the chemical storage areas will be incapacitated or possibly die.
The Palo Alto fire chief and city attorney concluded that better community notification are the solution to future issues. With a 10 mile per hour breeze, that gives the closest residents 7 seconds to evacuate, and 68 seconds to the residents 1000 feet away (this includes a pre-school).
How in the world will better notification help this problem?
on Jan 22, 2007 at 4:42 pm
First, you need to attach a web site on where you got your info. I give very little merit to your "numbers" unless you can back them up. Also, the Fire Chief and City Attorney said better notification is a start in the right direction, not a solution. This is the second post you have done with miss quotes and facts on this subject.
on Jan 22, 2007 at 4:50 pm
Actually Jim this was my first post. You can see the info at www.chimalus.org. The numbers come from CPI's submission using the county's Risk Management Plan readable in the county offices in Santa Clara. You can find the toxicity on NOSH or the EPA's web site, and finally the math is a toxic chemical traveling 10 MPH over a distance of 50 feet to 1000 feet which is how far we residents are from CPI's toxic storage facility.
on Jan 22, 2007 at 7:50 pm
Bill, Thanks for the web site. Your right, it was another person who posted a forum (on Jan 3) about the this company.