|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 23 Nov 2009 21:49:49 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Brighton, New York dry cleaners|
Dry cleaner on Monroe Ave. reports release of solvents Steve Orr Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (NY) November 23, 2009A third dry cleaner in a three-block stretch of Monroe Avenue in Brighton has reported releases of toxic solvents into the environment, adding to an already complicated cleanup effort that began in the neighborhood six years ago.
Dry-cleaning solvents released from two other sites have flowed through groundwater under homes near Monroe Avenue a few blocks southeast of Twelve Corners, an area that also sustained a major gasoline spill in 2003. Several dozen homes and businesses there have been tested for harmful vapors in recent years, and special ventilation systems were installed in 15 structures, most of them residences.
The latest problem is at Town and Country Cleaners at 2308 Monroe Ave., where New York state-funded sampling has found that soil and groundwater near its building is contaminated with tetrachloroethene, a common dry-cleaning solvent, and related chemicals.
... For the entire article, see http://rocnow.com/article/local-news/2009911230335 -- 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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