2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 14:05:31 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] "Fort Smith (AR) Youth Club Site To Be Tested For Contamination"
Fort Smith Youth Club Site To Be Tested For Contamination

By Chad Hunter
Southwest Times Record  (AR)
August 5, 2014

Based on new contamination findings, Whirlpool Corp. is seeking access agreements with the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club and city for further testing.

A portion of Whirlpool’s now-closed plant 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. The chemical, now known to be toxic, was later discovered underneath a neighborhood north of the plant.

Whirlpool representative Jeff Noel said the new testing request was prompted by samples taken from monitoring wells installed earlier this year at the property’s northeast corner.


For the entire article, see
http://swtimes.com/news/fort-smith-youth-club-site-be-tested- contamination


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

Brownfields mailing list

  Prev by Date: [CPEO-BIF] Schools and housing
Next by Date: [CPEO-BIF] Hudson Valley Lighting project, Newburgh, New York
  Prev by Thread: [CPEO-BIF] Schools and housing
Next by Thread: [CPEO-BIF] Hudson Valley Lighting project, Newburgh, New York

CPEO Lists
Author Index
Date Index
Thread Index