2006 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: 7 May 2006 04:41:01 -0000
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Morristown, New Jersey PCE
EPA probes chemical contamination

Says fumes from Morristown dry cleaners site may be problem

May 6, 2006

MORRISTOWN -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether vapors from dry cleaning chemicals that seeped into the ground and groundwater beneath a former dry cleaners on Morris Street are entering nearby homes or businesses.

The EPA has taken samples beneath several businesses that now operate in the former VIP Dry Cleaners building at 89 Morris St., inside nearby businesses and under basements of nearby homes.

The agency expects results within the next month.

Spokeswoman Pat Seppi said the EPA's Pre-Remedial Group has been checking several sites throughout the state and in New York that have been home to businesses such as dry cleaners that use chemicals.


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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