Monday, 24 February 2014

A Landfill Park Is Leaking Toxic Waste Thanks to Burrowing Gophers

A Landfill Park Is Leaking Toxic Waste Thanks to Burrowing Gophers
Feb 24th 2014, 20:25, by Sarah Zhang

A Landfill Park Is Leaking Toxic Waste Thanks to Burrowing Gophers

Let this be your cautionary tale against building a pretty waterfront park on a landfill. At Cesar Chavez Park on the Berkeley Marina, squirrels and gophers are burrowing through old trash, turning the ground into toxin-leaching swiss cheese. Poison from the estimated 1.9 million tons of residential, commercial, and industrial waste is now leaching into the San Francisco Bay.
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