Skip to comments.Los Angeles school named after Al Gore
Posted on 09/06/2010 7:05:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
He's the first vice president to have an L.A. school named after him, sharing the honor with author Rachel Carson. Fittingly, the campus will be devoted to environmental themes. But there's a catch.
The campus was built atop contaminated land.
School district officials insist that the Arlington Heights property is clean and safe. And they've pledged to check vapor monitors and groundwater wells to make sure.
"Renaming this terribly contaminated school after famous environmental advocates is an affront to the great work that these individuals have done to protect the public's health from harm," an environmental coalition wrote in a letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Construction crews were working at the campus up to the Labor Day weekend, replacing toxic soil with clean fill. All told, workers removed dirt from two 3,800-square-foot plots to a depth of 45 feet, space enough to hold a four-story building. The soil had contained more than a dozen underground storage tanks serving light industrial businesses.
Additional contamination may have come from the underground tanks of an adjacent gas station. A barrier will stretch 45 feet down from ground level to limit future possible fuel leakage.
An oil well operates across the street, but officials said they've found no associated risks. Like many local campuses, this school also sits above an oil field, but no oil field-related methane has been detected.
Groundwater about 45 feet below the surface remains contaminated but also poses no risk, officials said.
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The right name for just the right school built in exactly the right place.
actually a very fitting placement for a school intended to spew out another generation of enviro-hypocrits.
How fitting that the children whose minds will be poisoned by Algore’s dangerous ideas will be situated on top of a toxic waste dump. You can’t make this stuff up.....
The schools sports team will be know as: “The crazed sex poodles”
>>He’s the first vice president to have an L.A. school named after him, sharing the honor with author Rachel Carson<<
And here I didn’t even know Rachel Carson was Vice President.
(L.A. Times can’t even get grammar right, much less facts).
Does the school provide massages when whackjob Gore shows up to glow in his own ego?
I just think it is wrong to name public buildings after living people.
It reeks of politics.
The only exception I can see is when people actually pay for the privilage. But we all know public money is taken from the taxpayer to build these things, although with the size of Al Gore’s wallet he could build his own state.
How about the “Fighting Landfills.”
Carson and Gore are both liars.
Carson’s campaign against DDT killed millions of people.
You know, I was going to oppose this, but that really IS a fitting tribute to Gore: environmental themes built atop contaminated LOGIC and poisonous tactics.
Public Buildings should be allowed to be named after politicians only posthumously.
Low standards. Next on the name list: “Pee Wee Herman High School.”
Is the school named “Man-Bear-Pig”?
>>How about the Fighting Landfills.<<
The Toxic Shuckters
The science wing will be filled with fiction books.
Does the school have a massage parlor too?
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