El Dorado County has a serious contamination issue which County officials, to date, have been ignoring and denying. The contamination is in the pathway of a road being planned for a future retail strip mall.
There is a Grand Jury report on the illegal grading that may have released these contaminants. Two major concerns are:
1) The County continues to buy properties that have been contaminated, and
2) The County does not think it is their responsibility to notify adjacent property owners of the contamination.
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Documentation and Timeline
The Diamond Springs Parkway project is a connector road between Missouri Flat Road and Highway 49
The County’s 2010 insufficient environmental document for the Diamond Springs Parkway project:
In 2010, the public challenged the County’s insufficient mitigation in the Draft Environmental Impact Report:
In 2011, property adjacent to the Diamond Springs Parkway project was illegally graded, as reported in the 2013-2014 El Dorado County Grand Jury Report:
In 2012, Fish & Game sent a letter of violation to the District Attorney’s Office:
In 2013, Fish & Game sent a letter of violation to Mr. Lindeman, the property owner:
April 8, 2015 notes by Cheryl Bly-Chester regarding El Dorado County Environmental Management Department sent to Board of Supervisors on April 9, 2015:
On January 18, 2016, Curtiss Weidmer, former El Dorado County Health Officer and Director of Health Services, sent a letter to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and District Attorney:
Result of pH samplings submitted to Board of Supervisors during Open Forum of January 26, 2016 meeting:
Chart of pH Scale: