2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2008 18:45:34 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Champion mill site, Missoula, Montana
Mill site cleanup plan may include new chemical

The Missoulian (MT)
June 14, 2008

Cleanup continues at the former Champion mill site, even as an amendment to the voluntary cleanup plan is under review.

Tests last fall identified a new contaminant called trichloroethylene, or TCE, in soil vapor in an area called the tractor repair shop. TCE is a solvent likely used there to clean grease off automotive parts, said Montana Department of Environmental Quality project manager Kate Fry.

So a plan update that addresses TCE is under public review, but at the same time, the fumes are being cleaned. The Missoula Redevelopment Agency's Chris Behan said Friday that a venting machine that pulls fumes from the soil is fixing the problem.

Cleanup involves both private and public parties, and the redevelopment agency has supported the creation of the Old Sawmill District at the former industrial complex. The state is overseeing the cleanup.


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