Whether the suggestions will influence Adams remains unknown. Two months after the Sacramento meeting, she sent a letter to Bay that described permanent relocation of residents as less "cost effective" than "using well-designed methods of cleanup which allow people to remain safely in their homes."
Decisions about relocation of residents or whether to shutter Midway involve so many federal, state, and county agencies that, in the end, nothing may change. The bureaucratic morass almost guarantees the status quo will endure, so new ideas and initiatives disappear into the muck. It's a different kind of toxic stew than what lurks below Midway Village. But four women wade on.
Midway Village sits next to a sprawling PG&E complex that includes a service station, storage yard, and power substation.