Perfect: Los Angeles builds new school on toxic dump, names it after Al Gore built

by editor on September 8, 2010

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A statue of Al Gore standing in front of the new Carson-Gore Academy. Oh, wait, that's actually Al Gore.

Al Gore has been honored appropriately by the Los Angeles School District. They built a new school on top of a toxic dump and named it after the man who has come to symbolize environmental voodoo.

There are some classic comments in the L.A. Times report on the new school, the Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences, which is named after Rachel Carson and Gore, the world’s two leading purveyors of environmental nonsense:

“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. Making sure the school is safe “would be an even better way to honor their contribution to society.”

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.

Because the district imported clean dirt, the school is probably safe at the moment, said Jane Williams, executive director of the Kern County-based California Communities Against Toxics. But she and other critics, including Robina Suwol, who heads the locally based California Safe Schools coalition, worry that the pollution sources have not been adequately identified and that the dirty groundwater could recontaminate the soil.

Got that? The school is “probably” safe “at the moment.” Just imagine how excited the kids will be on their first day of school. And just imagine how excited the parents will be if the kids survive.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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20 Comments on "Perfect: Los Angeles builds new school on toxic dump, names it after Al Gore built"

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KimmyQueen
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If I was a little kid and I heard that the school was on top of a toxic dump I would probably think I would come out of there with superpowers…

However what kind of parent would actually let their kids go there?

USN-RETIRED
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Typical California kool-aid drinking sheeple.

tracycolorado
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The land of the fruits and nuts , This school with gores name cost tax payers
7 5 . 5 Million dollars so far , But that is nothing compared to L . A . s newest
high school , THE TAJ MAHAL , 5 0 0 Million dollars , built on the site where Robert F. Kennedy was assinated in 1968 . With interactive park benches that talk to you , For all those Nerds who don’t have friends

danybhoy
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Can’t people just learn to talk to themselves? Just like the other crazy folks do.

matthew s harrison
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The funny, or sad thing(depending on how you look at it), is that it was liberals who followed Carson down the path of murdering half of Africa-but that is what they want to do-they are still complaining about population size in Africa-every day. They have no problem with islam procreating like rodents, but those damned africans who aren’t all dead from AIDS yet-need to be controlled by cutting off DDT.
They are truly a sick group of people, bent on a society filled with just them-none of us idiot conservatives. They have all the answers-but their reasoning behind their answers always can be over-looked to see the real reason, which is mind and population control.
All of us had better pray a whole lot that the voters across the country aren’t as stupid as the voters in AZ, or we will have more of the same when dems and rinos still control both houses of congress-and we are all living in gubment housing, 10 to an apartment, like the old days before Reagan, in Moscow and Beijing.

Paden
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The 80’s movie “They Live” reminds me of the liberal infestation.

From Wiki: (liberal Bible)
“Part science fiction thriller and part dark comedy, the film echoed contemporary fears of a declining economy, within a culture of greed and conspicuous consumption common among Americans in the 1980s. In They Live, the ruling class within the moneyed elite are in fact aliens managing human social affairs through the use of a signal on top of the TV broadcast that is concealing their appearance and subliminal messages in mass media.”

Life imitating so called “Art” ?

Maria
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A toxic dump matches the space between his ears.

danybhoy
Member

Ok, Al Gore is the easy target, but Rachel Carson should be the real issue. In 1962, she wrote a book called “Silent Spring”& it was this book that sparked the big push to ban DDT(not the professional wrestling move). It was banned in 1972, & somewhere between 40-60 million people have died from malaria since it was imposed. It could be argued, that Rachel Carson could be seen as being as big a killer as Hilter, Stalin, or Mao, just based on the number of deaths since the ban compaired to how many these dictators killed in their quest for power.

As for Gore, I actually don’t think he believes what he is saying. He is all about getting paid & gaining political power. I think he knows he full of sh!t, & even he has to be impressed about how many people have bought into his BS. He does’nt want to lose all that he has made. I personally think Al Gore & the California Teachers Association should pay for any & all costs related to cleaning this toxic site. If they can get environmental(notice the word MENTAL) groups to pay for the clean up, fine. These are the folks kissing each other’s asses & have been working together to impose their vision of environmental statism on the American people. It is they who should cough up to clean up.

perlcat
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I think that’s the liberal thing — to have really good ‘chops’ as a liberal, you’ve got to be responsible for either the misery or the deaths of millions.

What’s weird to me is the slow realization of the libs that DDT also practically wiped out bedbugs in the US, and now that they’re staging a comeback, all of a sudden DDT isn’t so bad anymore. It’s not the elimination of DDT killing tens of millions of people via malaria that will move them to approve of its reintroduction — but the inconvenience of newscasters at MSNBC. Talk about heartless.

danybhoy
Member

Good call, I forgot about bedbugs. They are making a major comeback now as well.

USN-RETIRED
Member

Bedbugs – proto blood-sucking Democrats?

Elrond Hubbard
Member

It’s fitting that a new school named after Rachel Carson and Al Gore be located on a toxic waste dump. Rachel Carson’s book was a fraud that has cost the lives of millions, while Al Gore is a eco-fraud making millions of dollars by polluting the minds of the gullible.

ocmadam
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Sex ed class includes field work in massage therapy

Connor
Guest

really a former toxic dump site at least it has the appropriate

perlcat
Member

“Imported clean dirt” — Is there ANYTHING that libs like about this country?

Heh.

rs
Member

I understand one of the most popular classes is “How to Lie and Profit.”

Ruben
Member

Semester II of that course is entitled, “How to Be a Lying Prophet.”

danybhoy
Member

You misspelled profit.

I also hope you don’t mind that corrected it in red ink…don’t want to hurt any feelings here.

Paden
Member

Perhaps liberalism really is caused by something in the water after all.

MOM4AmericaPrez
Guest

WAAAAAY too funny! God has a sense of humor, huh? 🙂

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