From: Mark Brest van Kempen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: November 15, 2004 10:02:09 AM PST
Cc: nancy sidebotham <email@example.com>, chiye azuma <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
Subject: Leona quarry cover up?
Thank you for coming out to inspect the Leona Quarry and look at the creek at my house on 11 12 04. As I indicated on the phone I was surprised and disappointed that the developer for the Leona Quarry project seemed to stop or greatly reduce their discharging for your inspection on that day. Earlier on 11 12 04 the creek water was turbid, the volume was higher than normal and there was a foamy substance where the water is stirred up by my waterfall. During your inspection the volume was back to normal, the turbidity and the foam had subsided. Approximately one and a half hours later the higher volume, increased turbidity and the foamy substance had all returned.
This indicates that the developer was not operating their system as they normally do during your inspection. This would not seem to be consistent with regulations.
I have included pictures during and after your inspection to illustrate:
These images both show the creek as you saw it on your inspection.
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These images were taken about two hours after your visit. Note the increased volume spilling out of the channel, the increased turbidity and the foam below waterfall.
These images show foamy substance on Saturday 11/13/04.
Please note that the developers have been discharging only during the day. At night the increased volume, increased turbidity and foam all subside together- and all return together during working hours.
I believe that this level of pollution into Chimes Creek is completely unacceptable. It was clearly stated by the City that "all water coming off the site must be clean". I am also very upset that the developers would misrepresent what they are doing to the State and believe that that is a violation of the law.
Please forward this email to the person that accompanied you on your inspection as I dont have his information.
Thank you for looking into this matter.
Mark Brest van Kempen
3835 Delmont Ave
510 568 6889
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