2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 15:09:10 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] DCA vapors near Raytheon's St. Petersburg, Florida plume
Agency: Chemical Traces In Apartments Match Plume

News Channel 8/Tampa Tribune (FL)
September 17, 2008

The Florida Department of Health says air tests have uncovered one of the same chemicals found in the Raytheon groundwater pollution plume in the indoor air of five apartments and condominiums near the company's defense plant at 1501 72nd St. N. in St. Petersburg.

That plume began when a previous company owned the defense plant and has been spreading under the surrounding neighborhood for years.

According to EPA standards, 1,2 dichloroethane, also known as DCA, poses an increased cancer risk when inhaled over a lifetime at levels above .04 micrograms per cubic liter.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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