2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2014 21:51:47 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] "General Mills plans for TCE cleanup, " Como Neighborhood, Minneapolis, Minnesota
General Mills plans for TCE cleanup
Cleanup likely won’t begin for at least another year

by Kendall Moon
Minnesota Daily
July 2, 2014

New strategies to address above-normal levels of a potentially harmful vapor in the Southeast Como neighborhood are surfacing as area residents continue to grow restless with the ever-changing problem.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is reviewing General Mills’ new plan for cleanup and finding the source of
trichloroethylene, or TCE vapor contamination, and officials say an expanded area could receive more tests in the near future.

State authorities found potentially harmful levels of TCE vapor in the University of Minnesota neighborhood last fall. Since then, General Mills has paid for properties to receive tests and to have mitigation systems installed.


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