...For concerned parents like Damm, the delay in addressing a potential concern is frustrating.http://wjla.com/features/7-on-your-side/7-on-your-side-investigates-crumb-rubber-emails
"These questions should have been addressed from the start," Damm said when ABC7 showed him the massive pile of emails.
But it appears some in FCPS were initially reluctant to explore other options. In one message one staffer says, "We have not nor do we intend to investigative alternative infills." He cites a Fairfax County Health Department study in the exchange, but no study was done. Instead, FCHD did a review of existing research.
And after concerns were expressed, one staffer wrote, "My primary concern is that it's not advisable to put the projects on the street and have the contractors expend time and money creating estimates if we are not moving ahead with the projects".
"It's your worst fear," Damm said while looking at that exchange, "You hope that's not the case but when you have documents showing that is the case, that that is the primary concern, it makes me feel terrible."...