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Testing for Toxics in Irvine at Portola High School


Reprinted with permission from the TestForToxics blog with a summary from Dr. Harvey Liss about the meeting and public hearing on the additional testing at the new IUSD Portola High School.  I echo Dr. Liss’s doubts about PlaceWorks, the district’s consultant, when it comes to honesty.  I can’t recall the specific consultant’s name, but during…

Irvine City Council will discuss unanticipated site soil contamination at Portola High Site


Council member Beth Krom wants the I’s dotted and T’s crossed when it comes to the chain of communications in regards to new findings of soil contaminates at the site of Irvine’s new Portola High School currently under construction.  The recent discovery of petroleum hydrocarbons and naphthaline, a known cancer causing agent typically found in…