|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:51:12 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Olean, New York groundwater|
EPA unveils options for water wells By Kelsey M. Boudin Olean Times Herald (NY) August 6, 2014OLEAN - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced a series of options Tuesday to rid the Olean Well Field Superfund Site around Alcas Cutlery Corp. of decades-old industrial groundwater and soil contamination.
At a sparsely attended public hearing held at Jamestown Community College’s CUTCO Theater in Olean, EPA officials said traces of a cancer-causing industrial degreaser called trichloroethylene (TCE) discovered at the public tap water source in east Olean poses no immediate threat to human health. But they noted the TCE must go to meet state and federal environmental standards.
,,,Much like the roughly 500 acres of brownfields in north Olean, environmental officials pointed more than 30 years ago to potential contamination from east Olean companies Alcas; AVX; the former McGraw Edison, now Cooper Power Systems; and the former Loohn’s Dry Cleaners. But unlike those brownfields, for which contamination continues to hinder industrial development, the east Olean environmental issues have largely been remedied.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.oleantimesherald.com/article_c27f2856-1d73-11e4- bb94-0019bb2963f4.html
-- 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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