If you are going to post derogatory material about the company at least provide all the info. To begin with the company that sold the property was #$%$ Chemical and Plastics which many years after the sale was purchased by Occidental. Also of interest is the fact that the local school board requested #$%$, after threatening to resort to eminent domain, to sell the land. #$%$ Chemical sold the land to the school board at $1, with the warning that the site contained waste products from the manufacturing of chemicals, and disclaimed all subsequent liability. Other companies had dumped on the site including the US Army. A school was built on the site, and later a middle-class residential district was built upon the land adjacent to the site. The construction broke through the 4-foot (1.2 m) clay seal containing the waste.