Posted by David Rodriguez on March 22, 2002 at 19:20:23:
In Reply to: Pollution, Weyerhaeuser Springfield posted by A. David Rodriguez on March 16, 2002 at 13:59:01:
I have posted a visual aid to assist others in understanding the proximity of the northern area of the Weyerhaeuser plant to the City wells which are less than 100' north of the highway. The area NE of the purple dotted line is where the old log pond used to be (under the OCC). The smaller red arrows indicate regional groundwater flow moving towards the City Wells. The monitoring wells # MW-4, MW-5 & MW-20 have some of the higher detections of contaminants being reported. Yet the fill under the OCC are not considered by any agency or Weyerhaeuser to be the source. Of course, they won't install monitoring wells here nor will they reveal the known dioxin levels of the sludge used as fill over a decade ago.
One must also remember that in the old days, many of these large companies used to utilize practices known as midnight dumping to dispose of chemicals. Are any of those stories true when it comes to Weyerhaeuser? Only monitoring wells placed here will determine.
The scale of this region can best be appreciated by identifying the large semi trucks w/ trailers at the entrance to the OCC.