Friday, September 24, 2010

The Dust Problem in the VA Footprint Site

On Tuesday evening, I went to a neighborhood meeting put on by the VA regarding the VA Footprint.  A few neighbors from the residential area peripheral to the Footprint showed up.  One of their chief grievances: the staggering amounts of dust that was being blown around and off of the site.

Several complained about having to clean off cars daily to drive them.  Two individuals asked for compensation for cleaning out their air conditioner.

Personally, as my post that day indicated, I'm familiar with the dust bowl aspect that has now come to dominate the site.  A sandy soil mixture is piled onto any lots that are cleared, and this has proven to be the genesis of much of the dust.

It's difficult to capture, but here are a few photos that convey some of the problem:

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