2010 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2010 23:58:09 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] River Forest Dry Cleaners, Illinois
EPA returns for more testing at Lake, Lathrop

Forest Leaves (IL)
February 23, 2010

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking additional air sample testing from Lake Street and Lathrop Avenue.

The EPA planned to do testing of buildings on the 7600 block of Lake Street, as well as buildings adjacent to the block, on Feb. 18, said EPA On-Scene Coordinator Brad Benning, who works in the emergency response wing of the EPA's superfund group in its Great Lakes office.

Soil under the 7600 block of Lake Street is contaminated by perchloroethylene, commonly used by dry cleaners. The source is the River Forest Dry Cleaners, 7613 Lake St.


In those results, the EPA determined there were low levels of vapor intrusion in the basements at both sites,


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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