|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 22 Jul 2009 11:14:48 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Mary Alice Park, Arlington, Tennessee|
Former Toxic Site Is Now A Park Keli Rabon WREG TV-3 News (Memphis, YN) July 14, 2009(Arlington, TN - 7/14/2009) Every step Marquietta Gilbert takes at Arlington's "Mary Alice Park" is on dangerous ground. That's because just a few feet below the walking path is a toxic trail that the normal visitor would never see.
"It's so pretty, seemed like a nice atmosphere," Gilbert said, before learning about the site's past.
But Arlington Mayor Russell Wiseman remembers what used to be there -- as a child, he was told to stay away.
"Nobody knew what was going on over there," Arlington Mayor Russell Wiseman said.
With a self-described "unique history", the Arlington park is like no other in the Mid-South.
In the 70s, "Arlington Blending and Packaging" manufactured herbicides and pesticides. Over time, there were spills and leaks, causing a lethal brew of PCP, benzene, aresenic, and endrin to seep into the soil and groundwater.
... For the entire article, see http://www.wreg.com/news/onyourside/toxictruth/wreg-toxic-park,0,5630906.story -- 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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