Three schools in the San Diego region reported problems with lead in the water. A legislator has a sharp warning. Plumbing is the problem, not city pipes.
A therapy dog happened to sniff out a lead problem in one San Diego Unified School – and might have alerted the district to more widespread problems.
The ambitious plan could change under Kevin Faulconer, but it’s unlikely to go away. Here are a few numbers that put the whole proposal in context.
The local business community is already coming out against pieces of the new plan, and the impending arrival of Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer means their concerns are likely to take center stage as the plan moves forward.
Common sense solutions can dramatically reduce the potential for people to come into contact with polluted waters, and can provide multiple benefits to the community.
Having learned its lessons years ago that it is best to lay out just how much money trouble it faces, the city of San Diego is warning investors it will have to come up with nearly $4 billion over two decades to comply with regulations on how it handles stormwater runoff.
Businesses have to make money, and it’s the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District’s job to make sure that they don’t make us sick doing it.
A neighborhood activist claimed Barrio Logan has among the highest rates of asthma in San Diego and the state.
Not all “impaired waters” are truly dangerous. Water can be polluted without posing a risk to human health, and the list of compromised water bodies only reflects where researches have tested samples.
Thirty-nine schools in San Diego County sit within the 500-ft. buffer zone near major freeways, putting schoolchildren at risk to develop asthma and other serious health problems.