|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 9 Nov 2008 23:46:16 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] COSCO site, Spring Valley, New York|
DEC to test Spring Valley homes, businesses for toxic chemicals Laura Incalcaterra Lower Hudson Journal News (NY) November 10, 2008SPRING VALLEY - Chemical contamination that dates back nearly three decades has reared its head again, showing up in soil gas and prompting the state to conduct new testing.
The Department of Environmental Conservation is preparing to sample soil gas in two businesses and six homes near the former COSCO manufacturing facility at 15 West St.
The action comes after the agency revisited the COSCO site and found that the soil gas contained several contaminants, including trichloroethene, or TCE, and tetrachloroethene, or PCE.
The TCE was used by COSCO, which shut in the late 1990s, as a vapor degreaser and discharged in rinse water into a stream, the DEC said.
... For the entire article, see http://lohud.com/article/20081110/NEWS03/811100358/-1/newsfront -- 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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