|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 15 May 2014 20:32:57 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "EPA begins toxic cleanup on Evandale Ave., " Mountain View, California ... "gas analyzer can detect small amounts of TCE"|
EPA begins toxic cleanup on Evandale Ave. New gas analyzer can detect
small amounts of TCE
by Daniel DeBolt Mountain View Voice (CA) May 15, 2014The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the theory that early computer chip manufacturers spread toxics into the residential neighborhood east of Whisman Road through sewers lines that were eaten through by a toxic cocktail of acids and solvents.
To help with the investigation, a sort of laboratory on wheels has been roaming around the area, helping to test air samples taken from under manhole covers, among other sites. Commissioned by the EPA and operated by Lockheed, it is called the TAGA, or trace atmospheric gas analyzer. The converted white passenger bus has an electronic nose so sensitive that it can sense TCE -- the toxic solvent that ended up polluting the groundwater and soil under much of northeastern Mountain View -- from inside a sealed jar. Operators say they can get an idea of where to look first just by driving it slowly down the street, although toxics deep in the ground may escape its detection.
... For the entire article, seehttp://mv-voice.com/news/2014/05/15/epa-begins-toxic-cleanup-on- evandale-ave
-- 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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