by: Michael H. Levin, Ph.D.   

A lease has been executed between Haverford and the YMCA (hereinafter known as “Y”); no copy was provided to the public in advance of signing.  Haverford’s attorney who drew up the agreement acknowledged publically there is a “vapor intrusion issue” yet did nothing to further explain why he believed signing the lease was a wise thing for Haverford to do.  Other than shift responsibility for contamination from Haverford to the Y. I do not agree that signing does shift that responsibility and I further believe the site in its unremedied condition is a public health threat.

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