Not only did I attend East High School, I worked at the 52nd Street Plant (SG). In fact I'm pretty sure there are many former Longhorn's that also did as well. I remember the open wells of these chemicals that included acetone and Freon, among many. Sometimes when the wind blew south you could smell the fumes quite heavily if you were out at PE or on the baseball or football fields. Did these chemical plumes permeate the very water we drank there? I'm sure that we didn't know what ramifications would come later, nor did we care; We were young and care-free. At the plant itself, though chemical safety was stressed, the simple safeguards they had in place, were probably not enough. Walking to and from your car in the East and SE company parking lots, the fumes were so strong, it could literally take your breath away. I have known about the clean-up for sometime. But the thought that maybe some fellow Longhorns or residents may have paid with their lives angers me. Kind of tarnishes" The Best Years of Our Lives".