|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:25:32 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Boeing TCE plume, Auburn, Washington|
Grant to help City study impact of chemical plume by ROBERT WHALE Auburn Reporter (WA) August 10, 2014The City of Auburn recently accepted a $186,000 grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to study a toxic chemical plume originating at a site operated by The Boeing Co.
The offending chemical, TCE, also known as trichloroethylene, is a chlorinated hydrocarbon commonly used as an industrial solvent. Boeing used it in the 1960s, '70s and '80s to degrease and clean airplane parts. TCEs are known to be carcinogenic.
"The plume is migrating toward Auburn, and the grant allows the City to study how fast it's moving and the best ways to mitigate it," said Councilmember John Holman. "The good news is we've got a state department stepping up to help study it."
... For the entire article, see http://www.auburn-reporter.com/news/270231681.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 <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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