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Old 04-12-2010, 11:17 PM
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i have seen America, driving, from the state of Maine to Oregon. spent some time in some of the sates, and others i have just seen from the window of my car.

Clorado came out shining with my cup of tea kind of people, not to mention the incredible views.

i decided that this is where i wanted to live. it took me a long time to make this decision, and suddenly i found alarming stuff on a GOV website:
[url=http://www.epa.gov/region8/superfund/co/lowry/index.html]Lowry Landfill | Region 8 | US EPA[/url]

http://www.epa.gov/region8/superfund/co/lowry/5YrRvw2009UpdateLowryLandfill2.pdf (broken link)

i guess that people who have been living in Aurora a long time have some idea.

please, your honest opinion and experience.
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:31 AM
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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If you choose to live in Aurora, you're far more likely to be harmed by acute lead poisoning (from stray gangbanger gunfire) than by chemicals coming from a fully-mitigated EPA superfund site.

Choosing to live anywhere near that site is kinda like deciding that you like California and then choosing to live in Watts.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:49 AM
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Yes, there are superfund sites in Metro Denver, and these places are designated superfund sites for a reason. I think you'll find that every metro area in the country has superfund sites. By the way, there's many more of these types of cleanup efforts either completed or underway in the metro area: Rocky Flats, the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Vasquez Blvd, Shattuck Chemical Company. ASARCO smelter, Woodbury Chemical Company, and I'm sure there are others. Do some research on superfund sites.

Despite what Bob says, the Lowry Landfill area is nowhere near any high-crime sections of Aurora -- in fact it's not really all that close to anything in Aurora, though development is encroaching somewhat.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:34 AM
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thank you guys.

could you please point out Aurora's high - crime sections to avoid, when looking for a house?

many states in the US have superfund sites, i know. and when you travel you see factories, even huge ones, in the heart of populated areas. always. as if the monstrous factory was born first, and the city/town was built around it.

i was asking myself during this long trip if in other countries, on other continents, it is any differnet, no chemicals in their soil, or is it that America is the only country to publish openly and be honest about the outcome of human necessities . this aproach is incredibly informative, but disturbing at the same time.

the issue is delicate. some people who live in the area might prefer to not remember it and might be angry with me for bringing it up.
others might share some aspects i am not thinking about. because i honestly don't know how to tackle it.
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Old 04-13-2010, 10:49 AM
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Well, seeing as how that was a dump (landfill), it shouldn't seem suprising, does it? Furthermore, the study concluded there isn't a health risk because nobody uses the water for drinking or other things. So in my opinion it doesn't seem like a concern.
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:10 AM
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We've discussed Aurora endlessly in these forums. Consensus is that the close-in old parts nearest to Denver are a bit spotty. But Aurora is bigger than Denver in size and the newer parts out in southeast Aurora along the toll road (E-470) are typical nice looking low crime suburbs.
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