North County : Toxic-Waste Cleanup Is Cable TV 'Forum' Topic

Residents of Fullerton, Placentia and Buena Park will be able to ask questions about the McColl dump site cleanup during a special, live cable television show tonight.

Viewers may call in during the one-hour program and get answers from Rep. William E. Dannemeyer (R-Fullerton) and Joel Moskowitz, state health services deputy director, according to Kenneth Schumacher, Group W Cable program director who will be moderator of the program.

"North Orange County Forum: The McColl Dump Site, Legislators and Regulators" is to be aired at 8 p.m. on Channel 12 in Fullerton and Placentia and on Channel 32 in Buena Park.

Group W decided to do its first live program on the Fullerton dump "because we feel the McColl dump site is the most important issue facing Fullerton at this time," Schumacher said.

Opened in the mid-1940s in what was then a rural area, the McColl dump today is bordered on three sides by residential neighborhoods. State health officials have determined that the soil contains sulfuric acid, benzene and arsenic, and emits sulfur dioxide fumes that can cause headaches, nausea and respiratory problems.

The program will be aired again:

- In Fullerton and Placentia, on Channel 12, Tuesday at 8 p.m.; Thursday at 6:30 p.m., and June 29, at 3:30 p.m.

- In Buena Park, on Channel 30, June 28 at 7:30 p.m.; July 2 at 7 p.m., and July 12, at 7 p.m.

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