2005 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 13 Feb 2005 22:00:03 -0000
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Perkasie (PA) TCE investigation
EPA works to determine source of contamination

Bucks County Courier Times (PA)
February 13, 2005

Perkasie - With results from the latest round of groundwater, soil and
indoor sampling due back as early as this week, the Environmental
Protection Agency may be reaching a crossroads in its investigation of
underground contamination in a residential section of Perkasie.

Nearly 18 months after the EPA began investigating whether
trichloroethylene, a cancer-causing solvent used to remove grease, poses
a threat to the residents' health, investigators have been unable to
pinpoint a source of the contamination. 

Nor have they discovered any instances where toxic levels of TCE-laden
vapors have made their way into homes. And there is no evidence that the
few private wells in the area have been affected.

As a result, after the most recent data is analyzed, EPA will have to
make a decision how to proceed with the investigation, including a
proposed solution, if one is warranted.

For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
Fax: 650/961-8918
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