|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:03:22 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "EPA proposes deeper cleanup of Evesham [Pennsylvania] site"|
EPA proposes deeper cleanup of Evesham site Jonathan Lai Philadelphia Inquirer July 15, 2013The groundwater-treatment plant has been chugging away for 13 years, but testing at the former chemical-drum cleaning site in Evesham continues to show elevated levels of a contaminant linked with diabetes, liver conditions, and increased risk of cancer.
Studies in recent years have shown that the plant is doing its job at the Superfund cleanup site at 150 Sharp Rd., officials at the Environmental Protection Agency said, but a hidden source of contamination continues to spread the compound, trichloroethylene (TCE).
The EPA now is proposing a plan to remove that source by excavating 67,500 cubic yards of soil, which officials said would allow the treatment plant to properly purify the groundwater. Within a few years, the site should be clean enough for redevelopment, they said.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/ 20130715_EPA_proposes_deeper_cleanup_of_Evesham_site.html
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