DID YOU KNOW THAT THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTS ARE BEING THREATENED DAILY DUE TO DIESEL PARTICULATE MATTER
Neighborhood sections in the Elysian Valley and Cypress Park are as close as 400 feet to these idling locomotives!
As reported to us by the AQMD inspectors:
Over 28 locomotives are each being serviced for one and a half hours each on weekdays during business hours, as well as overflow traffic after 6:00 pm.
Often times these locomotives are idling for hours just waiting to be serviced during the week.
idle for hours during the night. Other locomotives also idle up to 30 hours on weekends. This is a minimum of 80 hours of locomotives idling per week with multiple locomotives running at once. The noise generated by these locomotives can be as loud as 80 decibels.
Because of their close proximity, our thousands of residents' health is being threatened due to the CUMULATIVE INHALATION of this Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) which drifts into our homes, our yards and our streets. We are forced to smell and to breathe it every single day. We say -- enough is enough of this disgusting air and noise pollution!
The residents of this area hereby expect action be taken to reduce this air and noise pollution. Our neighborhoods are important and our quality of life is crucial.