Saturday, September 13, 2008
Stop the senseless train dust pollution
Copy and paste from the comments section:
Friends that live on or near North Vulcan Avenue -
Years ago there was more ice plant and mulch along the train tracks that
would help keep the dust (pollution) down when the trains went by, etc.
This changed when the drainage ditch was dug to assist with the flooding
issues. Mulch was never added after the ditch was dug and the ice plant is
limited to a few areas.
The following is copied from the San Diego Air Pollution Control District
"Prohibition against causing a public nuisance. California Health and Safety Code [
http://www.arb.ca.gov/bluebook/bluebook.htm ] Section 41700 states that no
person can discharge air contaminants that cause injury, nuisance or annoyance to any considerable number of persons or the public, or discharge air contaminants that endanger the comfort, health or safety of such persons. If a business violates this prohibition or any other air quality requirement, the District may issue a Notice of Violation to the business.
If a Notice of Violation is issued, the business must take action to correct the violation and pay a monetary penalty to the District.
Penalties are determined in accordance with Health and Safety Code Sections 42400 – 42403."
If you are annoyed by the air pollution caused by the trains, please go to the following website and fill out the Nuisance Complaint Form.
Please send this to anyone else you know along the tracks, perhaps if a "considerable" number of people complain something will be done.
Maybe the PTA for Paul Ecke Central could start a petition and encourage all members to send in a complaint considering NCTD is polluting our kids lungs while they are out running around in the playground.