|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 30 May 2014 17:17:38 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Whirlpool Plans More Tests On Toxic Hot Spot, " Fort Smith, Arkansas|
Whirlpool Plans More Tests On Toxic Hot Spot By Chad Hunter Southwest Times Record (AR) May 29, 2014Whirlpool Corp. submitted to the state this week what it calls a soil investigation work plan outlining additional tests that target a contamination hot spot at the company’s closed plant in Fort Smith.
A portion of the sprawling Whirlpool property on Jenny Lind Road has been contaminated with trichloroethylene, or TCE, since at least 1989 when it was discovered at the site, according to environmental consulting firm Environ.
Earlier this month, Whirlpool noted that "an additional, limited area of soil with increased concentration" of TCE was discovered underground near a building where the chemical was once used as a degreasing agent before it was deemed harmful. According to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, the discovery is the result of an investigation during the winter months.
... For the entire article, see http://swtimes.com/news/whirlpool-plans-more-tests-toxic-hot-spot -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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