Submitted: 2009-08-02 22:21:24
KAISER moved onto the property (Downey) in Feb 2006 and continued to build a NEW Medical Center Hospital which recently opened. Myself and co-workers complained of dizzy spells, pimple-like rashes, horrible migraines, breathing problems, joint aches,irritability through the roof!!! We all kept taking turns having the FLU…but it was worse than the FLU.
One co-worker’s little girl had to have tubes put in her head on an emergency visit! TOXIC ENCEPHALOPATHY? Some employees have been diagnosed with MS and Fibromyalgia and Gulf War-Like Symptoms.
We were NEVER TOLD it was a SUPERFUND Site! I have since been told by 2 seperate persons that know the land was so contaminated it should have been condemned and a BUBBLE put over it.
We were never told about the onsite LANDFILL or the CEMENT VAULTS. In Sept 2006 a NEW RADIATION BOARD was appointed since the last boards evaluations were flawed on over 100 sites in the Nation. The Downey Property came in at #8 of great importance on their list to be re-evaluated, which to my knowledge hasn\’t taken place yet.
Air quality studies have been requested by Environmentalist Lenny Siegel and according to the DEPT. Of Toxic Substance Control had been postponed in JUNE for unknown reasons.
In just 17 mos working on the property I was diagnosed by Federal Dr’s as 100% Disabled. I’ve sibce been diagnosed with Thyroid Damage, Heart Damage, Major Organ Damage.
KAISER Dr released me back to work without restrictions. My Disability and Healthcare Benifits Discontinued. I am now in a wheelchiar.
I’d like to add that this goes beyond Downey. The Bellflower KAISER Employees should be asking why so many workers have died in the past TEN YEARS or More and why the City of Bellflower witheld information on their WATER CONTAMINATION ISSUES and did not address until Downey got the Go AHEAD.
Can someone tell me what the huge dark grey cloud with all the little silver sparkling particles was that I was breathing???