|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 29 Sep 2008 11:28:49 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Huge Las Vegas (NV) PCE plume|
Cleaners' chemical lingers in water, soil Huge 'plume' traced to business under bankruptcy protection By Joe Schoenmann Las Vegas Sun (NV) September 29, 2008A massive plume of pollution under acres of homes, roads and a golf course in central Las Vegas is the worst of 28 sites in the valley contaminated by the same chemical.
At some point, someone winds up footing the bill for cleaning up those sites, and the Las Vegas National Golf Club case is turning out to be a local test of federal regulations outlining who pays when the polluter has filed for bankruptcy protection. In this case, the party in bankruptcy court is Al Phillips the Cleaner.
...More worrisome, however, are the vapors from PCE that "can come up through the soil and potentially get into some of these houses" or other buildings that sit atop contaminated land, Pistone added.
The Maryland Square site is large and sweeps east from a former Al Phillips the Cleaner business at 3661 Maryland Parkway, north of Twain Avenue and west of the Boulevard Mall. The building that housed the dry cleaning business was demolished in 2006.
... For the entire article, see http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2008/sep/29/cleaners-chemical-lingers-water-soil/ -- 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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