Calif. residential development is stalled pending contamination cleanup

10/15/2013 | Mountain View Voice (Palo Alto, Calif.)

The Mountain View, Calif., City Council recently extended the deadline for a developer to begin work on a 250-home site contaminated by carcinogenic solvents from a facility that produced electronic components in the 1960s. The developer, Lenar Homes, said it has developed a cleanup plan for the site and has earmarked $1.6 million to deal with unforeseen problems, such as possibly finding underground storage tanks. The state Department of Toxic Substance Control will require the developer to build vapor barriers into the homes, a spokesman said.

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Mountain View Voice (Palo Alto, Calif.)

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