2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 23:56:26 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Champion Spark Plug vapor investigation, Easton, Pennsylvania
Worry widens if vapors leaking

Easton Express-Times (PA)
January 28, 2008

HELLERTOWN - Contaminated soil at the former Champion Spark Plug factory 
on Main Street is covered with a cap under a layer of asphalt, but 
federal officials want to determine if any chemical gases from the 
property made their way into nearby homes.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to test two 
residences over the next few months for the presence of 
trichloroethylene (TCE), one of the chemicals that entered the soil and 
groundwater at the site between 1930 and 1976.

Exposure to TCE, which is used to remove grease from metal parts, could 
lead to a range of health problems, including headaches, dizziness, 
impaired heart function and cancer, according to the Agency for Toxic 
Substance & Disease Registry at the U.S. Department of Health and Human 


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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