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Palo Alto to take fresh look at CPI's toxic chemicals

Original post made on Mar 6, 2012

A wave of concerns from Barron Park residents has prompted Palo Alto officials to take a fresh look at the toxic chemicals at Communication and Power Industries, a company whose Stanford Research Park facility stands right next to the residential neighborhood. ==B Related story:== [Web Link City considers phasing out hazardous-materials plant]

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 6, 2012, 9:57 AM

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 6, 2012 at 10:56 am

The hazards of environmental pollution are the last to be validated. Don't the residents of Baron Park near Hanson Way already have to be concerned with the HP superfund pollution?

Why did this article not discuss the possible health effects of the few chemicals that were mentioned in the article ---the metals such as copper, the nitric oxide... Are there any others and what are the POSSIBLE ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS short-term and long-term. I'd like to see this spelled out. Thank you.

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Posted by neighbor
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 6, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I'm not sure I understand the idea of trying to get rid of or buy out (with our taxpaper money?!) a legitimate business. That's an outrage for us taxpayers. I chose carefully where I purchased my home.
I assume all residential real estate contracts disclose this business located close nearby with it's "toxic chemicals" - it HAS been there for a very long time - and people judge whether they want to live near it or not. Obviously, a lot of people do choose to live nearby and attend Gunn High School.

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