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St. Pete residents hear Raytheon's plans to clean up Azalea contamination listen

05/11/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Following a long battle from residents, Raytheon finally presented its solution to the groundwater contamination it is charged with leaving throughout St. Petersburg’s Azalea neighborhood. Raytheon officials presented their clean up plan, but some residents are still not satisfied with the response.

The contamination affecting Azalea residents was first discovered in 1991, before it was purchased by a company called E-Systems. But news of the contamination wasn’t made available to re...

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Azalea resident sues Raytheon over contamination listen

04/09/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Last year St.Petersburg residents living in the Azalea neighborhood learned that they were living within contamination from underground wastewater seeping from the nearby Raytheon Company plant.

Two class-action lawsuits were filed, and one homeowner has filed her own separate lawsuit.

Colleen Galligan owns a home on Farragut Drive in Azalea Park. That home is one of 19 wells that tested positive for contamination last year. Galligan said that, in one of the worst housing slumps ever, ...

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Residents protest contaminated Lockheed Martin site

06/13/08 Arielle Stevenson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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It has been more than 10 years since Lockheed Martin discovered a soil and groundwater contamination in the small town of Tallevast, located between Sarasota and Bradenton in Manatee County. But residents of Tallevast were not aware the contamination even existed until just three years ago. They gathered to protest as Lockheed held a public meeting on how the company plans to clean up the site.

Last night Lockheed held a meeting on the site of the contamination, to inform the public how th...


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