Bay Pines Contamination Site a Health Hazard

While Bay Pines residents found out about the environmental hazard in their neighborhood, state environmental agencies have known for 13 years that the area was environmentally contaminated and posed a significant risk to area residents. According to a TBO story, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection sent a letter to the owner of the industrial site 11 years ago, calling it “an extremely hazardous environmental situation”.
Two weeks ago, workers from the Pinellas County Health Department began placing door hangers on the homes of residents just west of the former APF Industries plant located at 4800 95th St. North. The Health Department also referred 15 wells the Department of Environmental Protection for testing.
The Bay Pines environmental contamination news comes a little over a year after we filed a class action lawsuit against Raytheon Corporation for a toxic plume in the Azalea neighborhood in St. Petersburg. Like the Raytheon matter, residents weren’t notified even though state Department of Environmental Protection and other state and federal agencies knew about the toxic environment.
Bay Pines Pollution Lawsuit Information