Thursday, February 11, 2010

CA. Woman’s Death After Chemical Spill Leads to Search For Answers

February 11, 2010- Hope Goodwin moved to Valley Center to retire with her mother, Joye, two decades ago.Together, the two raised championship horses and Great Danes, grew dozens of organic fruits and vegetables and were about to go into the business of farming organic garlic and Sea-buckthorn.

But the Goodwins’ lives would forever change on Nov. 16, 2006, when an EDCO garbage truck lifting a dumpster in their back yard ruptured a hydraulic line, spraying fluid on to the ground, into the air and across the property.

Joye, who was gardening outside and already had trouble breathing, may have inhaled some of the fluid. “We could smell the fumes in the house for weeks,” Hope Goodwin said.


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