2006 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 21 Mar 2006 09:07:12 -0000
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] NY to test more Vestal homes for vapor intrusion
State to test more Vestal houses for TCE

By Tom Wilber
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (NY)
March 21, 2006	

VESTAL - State environmental and health officials will test about eight more homes north of a hazardous waste site in Vestal to see whether vapors from a subterranean plume of solvents are a public health threat.

The pollution is from trichloroethylene (TCE) that has seeped into the ground beneath the former Hidden Valley Electronics site, which is now a plaza housing American Family Fitness & Aerobics Center and several other businesses at 1808 Vestal Parkway East. It is forming a plume of vapors flowing about a half mile under the four-lane parkway and a pedestrian walkway into at least two homes on King Street.

Scientists are still analyzing samples collected earlier this year from 12 homes in the neighborhood, near King, Maple and Birch streets, to determine the extent of the pollution, said Mary Jane Peachey, a regional engineer with the state Department of Environmental Conservation. When that is done, officials will decide whether they have to step up efforts to eliminate the pollution under the plaza, about a half mile to the southeast.


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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 <lsiegel@cpeo.org> http://www.cpeo.org

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