|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 24 Jun 2008 23:36:35 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Watertown, NY vapor testing|
DEC finds chemical at homes, Air Brake By ROBERT BRAUCHLE WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES (NY) June 24, 2008Trace amounts of trichlo-roethylene have been found on the former New York Air Brake site and under homes on Starbuck Avenue north of Hoard Street, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
The TCE was dumped by the manufacturer more than 50 years ago and still remains trapped in the subsurface bedrock. Underground water may be transporting the chemical north and west of the Air Brake campus. When the TCE evaporates, the "vapor intrusions" can collect at dangerous levels in basements and under homes.
... For the entire article, see http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20080624/NEWS03/229565042 -- 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 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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