Sep 7, 2010

This is an inconvenient year for Al Gore

First it was massage therapists accusing the former Vice President of inappropriate behavior - see second link below.

Now it's an inconvenient irony as reported at the first link below.

A school in Los Angeles named after Al Gore (pictured) was built on toxic soil and poses a potential health risk to students.

The Los Angeles Times reported over the weekend that the $75.5-million Carson-Gore Academy of Environmental Sciences (the late environmental author Rachel Carson got top billing over Gore), set to open to students next week, was built on top of more than a dozen storage tanks containing industrial toxins.

A nearby gas station may have also polluted the soil with fuel leaks, the Times reports.

As construction crews worked through the weekend to replace the polluted soil, the irony of Gore’s name sitting atop a deemed toxic site has proved irresistible to the right.

Link here and here.