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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:32:46 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] "Whirlpool: TCE pollution near Boys & Girls Club poses no risk, " Fort Smith, AR
Whirlpool: TCE pollution near Boys & Girls Club poses no risk

story by Ryan Saylor
Fort Smith City Wire  (AR) 
August 28, 2014

Whirlpool Corporation said in a statement Thursday (Aug. 28) that previously detected TCE contamination near a south Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club facility that originated at its shuttered facility posed no risk and was not detected in the majority of water samples taken at the club's property.

The company previously disclosed the discovery of trichloroethylene (TCE), a potentially cancer causing chemical used as a degreasing agent at Whirlpool's former Fort Smith manufacturing facility, in an Aug. 4 letter to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality. A revised work plan [2] was proposed in the Aug. 4 letter, as well as testing on the Boys and Girls Club site and a site owned by the city of Fort Smith.

In a letter dated Thursday (Aug. 28), ENVIRON's Michael Ellis — Whirlpool's environmental consultant — said sampling and testing at the site found nearly no TCE contamination at the Boys and Girls Club.


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