OVERVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING AT THE ACORN WOODLAND/ENCOMPASS CAMPUS
- On advice of the Alameda County Environmental Health Department, OUSD tested soil vapor at numerous outdoor locations on the Acorn Woodland/EnCompass Campus.
- The results of that testing showed the elevated levels of three chemicals, Perchloroethylene (PCE), benzene, and Trichloroethylene (TCE).
- There is no known risk at this time; however, PCE, benzene, and TCE are carcinogens that may cause harm with long-term exposure in the air.
- The State agency that oversees investigations and cleanup of hazardous materials releases to the environment did not recommend closing the Acorn/EnCompass campus or imposing access restrictions to buildings.
- The next step is to test the indoor air to see if these chemicals are also present inside the school buildings.
- OUSD will test the air inside all buildings across the campus.
- Indoor air testing is expected to begin on or around September 15/16 - final results are expected to be made public by mid to late November.
Oakland Unified School District
City of Oakland
County of Alameda
Office of State Assembly Member Rob Bonta
Office of State Senator Nancy Skinner
Alameda County Department of Environmental Health
California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Bay Area Air Quality Management District (For Outdoor Air Questions)