2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 15:59:45 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Brighton, New York
Third toxic site uncovered, in Brighton

Steve Orr
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (NY)
March 13, 2008

Even as state environmental officials are publicizing cleanup plans for 
two Rochester-area toxic dump sites, another local contamination site 
has been placed on the to-do list.

The new site, off Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road, is a commercial 
property where the once-ubiquitous industrial solvent trichloroethene, 
or TCE, was used — and apparently spilled. Groundwater near the building 
at 235 Metro Park in Brighton contains relatively high concentrations of 
TCE, as well as other solvents.


Agency spokeswoman Maureen Wren said Musinger's participation in the 
voluntary cleanup program ended last summer after his company failed to 
live up to the terms of the program.


The fact sheet said an evaluation will be made of possible vapor 
intrusion — the term for the tendency of solvent vapors to rise through 
the soil and accumulation inside buildings above.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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