|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 19 Dec 2008 09:47:08 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Radio Materials Corp. site, Attica, Indiana|
Attica water, some homes being tested for chemicals By ERIC WEDDLE Lafayette Journal and Courier (IN) December 19, 2008ATTICA - Some residents in this Fountain County city are worried that hazardous chemical compounds, which have been detected in the town's water supply, are posing risks to health and hurting property values.
The chemicals, from a now-defunct Radio Materials Corp. factory, have made their way into groundwater, and fumes from the volatile chemicals have seeped into homes.
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has increased water testing as a precaution.
"All of the health issues, stress and depreciation on the property has a lot of people worried," said Attica resident Mary Bowles, whose home has not been tested. "There is going to be a stigma attached to the homes that are affected."
... For the entire article, see http://www.jconline.com/article/20081219/NEWS/81219008 -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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