Real Blight

RSG omitted from their report the one example of actual blight on the west side of Interstate 5, Pacific Steel Inc. (PSI). PSI is under court order to clean up its pollution. Once PSI is in compliance with the court order, this problem will be solved.

The City of National City is rewarding PSI for their slowness in removing pollutants by making them a partner in the redevelopment project and trying to protect them from doing a complete clean up. Please see Appendix 1, City of National City Community Development Commission Pacific Steel Incorporated ("PSI") Project Status Update, page 2, Next steps paragraph 3.

"DTSC (California Department of Toxic Substances Control)has long treated its "enforcement cases" as distinct from "brownfield redevelopment" and is historically resistant to using flexible or creative approaches to their remediation. Persuasion (and potential political support) may be required." This may explain why RSG does not include photographs of ripped tarpaulins, such as those below
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Digital photograph of a dirt mound, which is partially covered by a blue tarpaulin.

Digital photograph of a dirt mound, which is partially covered by a blue tarpaulin.

Digital photograph of several dirt mounds, which are partially covered by blue tarpaulins

Digital photograph of several dirt mounds, which are partially covered by blue tarpaulins

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