2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 14:28:19 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Behr Site, Dayton, Ohio
Contaminated Behr site now on EPA cleanup priority list
Breadth of project still uncertain, but a school has been closed and 
homes are being vented

By Steve Bennish
Dayton Daily News (OH)
March 7, 2008

DAYTON - Groundwater contamination in the vicinity of the Behr Dayton 
Thermal Products Plant is severe enough to merit putting it on the 
National Priority List of the U.S. EPA's Superfund program, federal 
officials said.


So far, the contamination has led to the closure of McGuffey Elementary 
School, 1032 Webster St., and the installation of air evacuation systems 
in 100 homes affected by indoor air fumes from the groundwater, which is 
tainted with the degreaser trichloroethylene — TCE — and other organic 


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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