Thursday, May 30, 2013

ElysianValley: Congressman Schiff Fed Up With Metrolink's Excuses; Requests Health Risk Assessment

Photo: Diane Edwardson, January 25, 2012.  Bone dry, crystal clear mornings show the particulate matter rising from the Metrolink diesel rail yard. (Click on photos to enlarge.)

This morning, Congressman Adam Schiff was joined by Congressman Xavier Becerra, City Councilmember-elect Mitch O'Farrell and dozens of Elysian Valley community members calling for Metrolink to conduct an immediate Health Risk Assessment for the neighborhoods surrounding their rail yard, a few hundred feet from homes in Elysian Valley and Cypress Park. 

Read about today's press conference: The Eastsider
Photo: Diane Edwardson, January 12, 2012.  For doubters on diesel rail yards vs freeways, when it comes to air quality: see our post from January 21 2012. 

The community coalition has been well organized & consistent in their message since 2011.  Metrolink has resisted documenting how much their facility impacts the surrounding communities. 

rail yard is no longer a compatible land use with existing and planned residential and recreational land uses surrounding the revitalization of the LA River in the communities of Elysian Valley and Cypress Park.

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