|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 21 Dec 2009 00:22:49 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Rochester (New York) area dry-cleaning spills|
Dry-cleaning chemical spills require cleanup throughout Rochester area Steve Orr Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (NY) December 20, 2009From Brockport to Penfield, from Main Street in Rochester to Monroe Avenue in Brighton, the local map is stained with more than a dozen spots where dry cleaning went bad.
The cause: A toxic chemical solvent that for decades washed clothes miraculously clean but escaped into the environment at the same time, leaving contaminated soil and underground plumes.
Countywide, there are 13 current and former dry-cleaning sites known to be contaminated by the solvent. An additional four sites, including a potentially large one on East Main Street in the city, are currently under investigation. Special ventilation systems to safeguard against the buildup of chemical vapors in buildings have been installed in at least six locations.
... For the entire article, see http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20091220/NEWS01/912200361/1002/NEWS See also Dry-cleaner contamination draws multiple lawsuits in area http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20091220/NEWS01/912200360/1002/NEWS -- 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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