Comments on: PAC Supports Grants for Skatepark, Gallup it's like being there Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:56:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: Kai Petainen Kai Petainen Thu, 17 Mar 2011 15:28:58 +0000 “Further, she was concerned that a complete environmental assessment hadn’t yet been conducted. As far as she knew, the firm JJR had done an assessment that was presented as a draft in June 2010. But a final assessment hadn’t been done, nor had a public hearing been held on the issue.”

It’s not a complete environmental assessment. It does not talk about the petroleum/88% phosphoric acid spill in the Huron River that occurred in 2010 near the site [link]. That spill was unsolved, and so the report should talk about the spill, why it was unsolved and the steps being taken to solve the spill and future spills. It should address the question, ‘was any phosphoric acid used in the area on any parking lots or tanks?’. ‘were any fuel tanks removed in 2010 and were there any spills or cleaning operations associated with those tanks?’. This spill covered the Huron River from the hospitals to Gallup and flowed for hours, it should not be excluded from the environmental assessment. The spill was large enough that they ran out of equipment when tackling the spill. If the university cannot solve a spill that flowed through its own property, then serious questions should be raised to the environmental hazards in the area, DPS’s inability to solve the hazards, and preventative actions taken to prevent future oil/acid spills.