by Michael Levin, Ph.D., F.A.A.A.S.
February 13, 2006

The Havertown PCP Superfund Site, Number 542 on the National Priority List of the nation’s worst contaminated sites flunked, in my opinion, its 5-year site review at the January commissioners’ meeting with a surreal scientific presentation in which Haverford’s administrative liaison turned the commissioners over to an improperly represented Environmental Advisory Committee who gave an incoherent delusional off-the-top-of-his-head presentation. The supporting cast included EPA’s Remedial Project Manager, who sat in a back row and when called to present had no notes on EPA’s August 2005 5-year review, no slides, no presentation and was so unprepared that she didn’t take her coat off. When she was addressed by the board, an aerial photograph was silently unrolled into where it was displayed with no boundaries or explanation – form but no substance – by a member of the EAC who apparently also wasn’t prepared.

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