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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2014 17:23:49 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Whirlpool site, Fort Smith, Arkansas
Deed restrictions placed on Whirlpool site, TCE clean up continues

by Ryan Saylor
Fort Smith City Wire
April 8, 2014

The Whirlpool site in Fort Smith that has been the center of a pollution cleanup has now had deed restrictions put in place, limiting certain future activities at the site for not only Whirlpool, but any individual or company that may purchase the site.

Word of the deed restriction was confirmed Tuesday morning (April 8) by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality about an hour and a half before Whirlpool officials were scheduled to update the Fort Smith Board of Directors on efforts to cleanup a spill of potentially cancer-causing trichloroethylene (TCE) that occurred at its now-shuttered Fort Smith factory during the 1980s.

Katherine Benenati, public outreach and assistance division chief at ADEQ, said by e-mail that the deed restrictions only affect the 152 acre site owned by Whirlpool and does not include the residential neighborhood north of the facility that sits atop the TCE plume.


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