2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2014 01:19:24 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] "Whirlpool says Fort Smith [Arkansas] pollution plume ‘continues to decrease’"
Whirlpool says Fort Smith pollution plume ‘continues to decrease’

by Ryan Saylor
Fort Smith City Wire (AR)
October 14, 2014

A Whirlpool Corporation executive and one of its hired environmental consultants told the Fort Smith Board of Directors Tuesday (Oct. 14) that a third round of chemical oxidation treatments would commence at the end of October. The third round comes after the first two rounds that occurred in March, May and June of this year.

Company officials also updated the Board on settlement talks with homeowners.

The chemical oxidation treatments planned for later this month will occur in a section of the TCE plume known as "Area 1," near the northwest corner of the Whirlpool plant where degreasing using the potentially cancer causing chemical trichloroethylene (TCE) was used until the 1980s, according to consultant Michael Ellis, a principal with ENVIRON. The company has been hired by Whirlpool to handle its remediation of land impacted by TCE in the groundwater and soil on and near the company's shuttered south Fort Smith plant.


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