2005 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 11 Aug 2005 15:47:55 -0000
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Ventilation in Norwich (NY)
Vent installation begins on 27 properties in Norwich

TCE vapors seeping into basements

Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (NY)
August 11, 2005

NORWICH -- Work is under way to install systems that would divert
subterranean chemical gases from 27 properties near a polluted site in
the city, state officials said Wednesday. 

The state said removing asbestos and fixing dirt floors in basements
could prolong the project in some homes. 

Tests earlier this year showed trichloroethylene (TCE) vapors were
seeping into basements from a process called vapor intrusion. The
affected area is generally within two acres of the intersection of
Rexford Street and a railway operated by New York Susquehanna and
Western Railway Corp. The chemicals are coming from the edge of the
railway, about 200 feet north of the intersection, according to DEC


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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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