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    Re: Disney Studios sued for polluting the earth and ground water

    My, that is Shocking!

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      The plaintiffs face an uphill battle. Disney recently recieved an award from the state of California for their water conservation efforts in refilling Paradise Bay at DCA. This little bit of evidence I would think would look good in Disney's favor especially since Disney is claiming there is no way the plaintiffs can prove it.

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          Re: Disney Studios sued for polluting the earth and ground water

          Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
          The plaintiffs face an uphill battle. Disney recently recieved an award from the state of California for their water conservation efforts in refilling Paradise Bay at DCA. This little bit of evidence I would think would look good in Disney's favor especially since Disney is claiming there is no way the plaintiffs can prove it.
          Apples and oranges really...

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            Re: Disney Studios sued for polluting the earth and ground water

            Can we really tell if the Chromium came from paint though? And if it did, there is a paint place just 1 block up from the studios (Eiffel Paint). Maybe the chromium didn't come from them.
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              When I read the title of this thread, I thought it had to do with the release of "Beverly Hills Chiahuahua."
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                Re: Disney Studios sued for polluting the earth and ground water

                Originally posted by OogieBoogie View Post
                Can we really tell if the Chromium came from paint though? And if it did, there is a paint place just 1 block up from the studios (Eiffel Paint). Maybe the chromium didn't come from them.
                anti-corrosive agents to paints, primers and other surface coatings

                The hexavalent chromium could be added to the cooling system, to prevent interior corrosion, which is what the lawsuit alleges Disney did.

                As for the first bullet point, there is also the possibility that the deeper ground contamination came from paint used to construct props and sets. I know that WED/MAPO used to incorporate asbestos in practically every set and prop they built for the theme parks, so it's possible that hexavalent chromium was also used during the same time period in the studio's paints.

                Given the size and scope of the Disney Studios compared to Eiffel Paint, as well as the specific location in the residential neighborhood where the plantiffs did their soil/water testing, I doubt the paint place is responsible.
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                  Interesting.....
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                    I think the 2006 report has some significant pull for Disney. If a state department says that it is below "levels of concern" I would think that they weren't coerced into making such a certified statement.

                    I also agree that the judge should not have just waved the issue by since the movie "Erin Borokovich" did demonstrate the significant health concerns from exposure to Chromium 6. So if the unhealthy levels have been shown at Polliwog PArk and the LA River, then shouldn't those same levels consistently show up elsewhere along the water path upstream from there? Simply follow the trail. It will lead you to the source, not just the big-named company.
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                      Re: Disney Studios sued for polluting the earth and ground water

                      Originally posted by Orcatime View Post
                      So if the unhealthy levels have been shown at Polliwog PArk and the LA River, then shouldn't those same levels consistently show up elsewhere along the water path upstream from there? Simply follow the trail. It will lead you to the source, not just the big-named company.
                      Exactly what the OP stated: "The water is then sent through disposal pipes out to the intersection of Keystone st and Parkside Ave..."

                      If the drainage water at Keystone and Parkside is contaminated, there's your smoking gun. Keystone and Parkside is right next to the eastern boundary of WDS property. No other company resides at that intersection.
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                        Re: Disney Studios sued for polluting the earth and ground water

                        Originally posted by BlueSkyDriveBy View Post
                        Exactly what the OP stated: "The water is then sent through disposal pipes out to the intersection of Keystone st and Parkside Ave..."

                        If the drainage water at Keystone and Parkside is contaminated, there's your smoking gun. Keystone and Parkside is right next to the eastern boundary of WDS property. No other company resides at that intersection.
                        If WDS is the only company there, and only their drainage system goes to that intersection, then yes I think it needs to be looked into.

                        However (since I don't know the geography of the area), if the water drainage at the intersection includes drainage from other pipes, I'm suggesting that the other pipes (if there are any) be explored as well. It would just make some good planning sense that, at places such as an intersection, there would be >1 drainage pipe going to the intersection and one going out. Then the 1 going out could have the accumulation of chemicals from several places.
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                          Re: Disney Studios sued for polluting the earth and ground water

                          Good for these guys, looking out for the local environment. I hope Disney gets its act together and does the right thing, instead of trying to stonewall with a bunch of stupid lawyer tactics that just make it look more and more guilty.

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