|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:54:25 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Whirlpool submits addition to ‘Final Remedy Work Plan’ for TCE pollution," Fort Smith, Arkansas|
Whirlpool submits addition to ‘Final Remedy Work Plan’ for TCE
by Ryan Saylor Fort Smith City Wire (AR) September 8, 2014Whirlpool submitted a proposed supplement to its Final Remedy Work Plan on Monday (Sept. 8) to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality that would add additional injections of chemical oxidant combined with soil removal to remedy an area near the northwest corner of the Whirlpool site where additional trichloroethylene (TCE) has been found.
The potentially cancer-causing TCE was used as part of a degreasing agent by Whirlpool until the 1980s at its now-closed Fort Smith plant. According to Kristine Vernier, senior manager of global public relations at Whirlpool, the supplement builds "on the remediation activities that are already underway."
There are four areas of remediation activities proposed for a portion of the TCE plume known as "Area 1" that is found on the Whirlpool site's northwest corner. The first of the proposed activities involves removal of nearly 300 cubic yards of TCE-impacted soil using "large diameter borings.”
... For the entire article, see http://www.thecitywire.com/node/34628 -- 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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