Toxic plume of gasoline has contaminated Qualcomm Stadium property for 27 years.
by Andy Cohen
San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith announced yesterday that the City of San Diego has filed a lawsuit against the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners of Houston, Texas, the owner of the massive gasoline tank farm adjacent to the Qualcomm Stadium property, over contamination of Murphy Canyon Creek, the San Diego River, and ultimately, San Diego beaches.
It’s a suit nearly 27 years in the making, since the first plumes of gasoline began leaking from the tank farm in 1986.
“The City of San Diego is the victim here,” said Goldsmith in making the announcement. “Justice has not been done for this victim.”
Goldsmith was joined by City Council Members Sherri Lightner, Kevin Faulconer, Marti Emerald, and Scott Sherman. “We’re here today unanimous in support of the city to say ‘enough is enough!” said Faulconer. [Read more…]