OR WHAT ARE THE GOOD LAWS FOR?
The impending Eastwood Elementary Mileground site sets up children for a variety of potential disasters, given the always present vehicle exhaust air pollution and arterial highways and intersection crash hazards and entrapment by congestion.
If Eastwood is built on the Mileground, and if there is a calamity at or near the Eastwood Mileground site involving school children – 3 year-olds to 11 year-olds – and it takes only one calamity – then the top county and state school officials should go to prison. Or what are the good laws for?:
By the Legislative Rule that is State Board Policy 6200, new school sites are explicitly, specifically mandated (not recommended) mandated to be “located away from hazards and undesirable environments, such as“:
“[a] arterial highways, heavily traveled streets, traffic and congestion…[b] noise, toxic gas escapes from…odoriferous plants or industries…[e] bulk storage plants for flammable liquid…. [f] Situations where a combination of factors such as those presented above could contribute to the possibility of human entrapment.”
The insoluble conditions of all the provisions in “a” and “f” currently exist at the Mileground site and will always exist. The “noise” provision of “b” currently and insolubly exists at the Mileground site. Provision “e” and the latter half of provision “b” are impending at the Mileground site, or at the least seriously threatened, in the form of a Sheetz gas station that has been schematically designed. Sheetz is eager to open and operate this gas station at the immediate border of the Eastwood Mileground site, close to the building itself. These are insoluble, plain English, new school, student safety violations of this Legislative Rule that has the force and effect of law, and to which the Defendants are bound by state Code. This is a highly unusual site in being so extremely unstable and therefore negligently unknowable, even as it is projected to degrade in its immediate environmental quality year-by-year. This is an extremely hazardous site, potentially lethal, and projected to intensify in hazards, year by year, decade by decade, to an ultimately unknowable yet increasingly more menacing degree. The alternative site (or sites) is an extremely safe, stable residential location that is lawful and suitable in every way.
“433 wrecks, 30 weeks, 8 sites” – first 30 weeks of 2010: