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El Cajon toxic plume still a problem for mobile home residents

El Cajon toxic plume still a problem for mobile home residents

Ana Hayes moved into her home at the Starlight Mobile Home Park in El Cajon in 1969. It’s where she raised her three children, and it’s where she and her husband still live. Her home sits above a toxic groundwater plume that residents first learned about in October 2016, though state officials and the company responsible for the contamination knew ... Read More »

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

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

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAlex 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 ... 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 »