Tag Archives: toxic plume

El Cajon family endures months, possibly years of toxic indoor air

El Cajon family endures months, possibly years of toxic indoor air

Alex and Vicki Masters are devoted parents. Their 8-year-old son Vincent has his own area of the living room for his Lego bricks, and a baby gate keeps his 8-month-old brother, Gabriel, away from the small choking hazards. The baby can crawl across a brightly blanketed room, all under the gaze of his brother and stay-at-home dad. Eight months ago, ... Read More »

Company offers air testing to all El Cajon mobile home residents

Company offers air testing to all El Cajon mobile home residents

Ametek, Inc. is offering to test the air in any home in the three mobile home communities located over an increasingly high profile chemical plume that runs underground through part of El Cajon. The company is among those responsible for disposing of waste chemicals from a manufacturing site decades ago, and is now the sole responsible party. Another, Ketema Aerospace, ... Read More »

Tests reveal vapors entered homes in El Cajon

Tests reveal vapors entered homes in El Cajon

Vapors from a dangerous chemical that runs underground in El Cajon have seeped into people’s homes, new air testing shows, contrary to what some residents were led to expect when they learned of the plume last October. In some homes, people may have breathed the gas for years or even decades. State officials offered 19 households in the Starlight Mobile ... Read More »

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