|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:22:14 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Progress in cleaning Endicott, New York IBM plume|
DEC: 10 years in, progress in cleaning Endicott plume By Julianne Peixoto WBNG TV-12 News (Binghamton, NY) August 13, 2014Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) It's been 10 years since IBM was issued a consent order to clean up a chemical plume in Endicott. State representatives said progress has been made.
"A very large portion of the offsite plume now meets groundwater standards, has basically disappeared," said New York State Department of Environmental Conservation representative Alex Czuhanich. "Today is a positive day, and we've got a lot of work to do especially on site, but we're making really good progress with the peripheral areas and offsite areas ."
Czuhanich said that 97 percent of the existing contamination resides in the on-site area, and that will be the next hurdle to tackle.
"They've really done a lot of protective measures to protect the residents," said James Little of the Western Broome Environmental Stakeholders Coalition. "There's over 500 homes contaminated with the vapor intrusion, and they've put systems on all the buildings and done all the various type of clean up so, great job, we're happy."
... For the entire story, see http://www.wbng.com/news/video/Endicott-Chemical--271173321.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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