Regarding “Sea level poses threat to toxic sites” (Bay Area, December 7): As the article makes clear, impending sea level rise threatens the health and well-being of people. Bay Area communities. Projecting these threats involves uncertainties and likely underestimates the risks, as research, including our ‘Toxic Tides’ report, focuses on surface flooding and does not take into account groundwater intrusion to the surface. such a large scale. This data tends to be very site specific.
This is why it is disconcerting to see Richmond Mayor Tom Butt inappropriately choosing data for his newsletter and claiming that AstraZeneca’s site in the city does not face elevation threats. from sea level to justify the development of up to 4,000 condominium units with only partial cleanup. .