2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:00:53 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Perc plume at Hockessin, Delaware
Tainted Hockessin water under scrutiny

by Jeff Montgomery
Wilmington News Journal (DE)
October 20, 2014

Hockessin residents will get a briefing on groundwater contamination possibly linked to a local business and quiz state regulators about the lack of notification about the longstanding problem.

The reports, scheduled for release at Monday night's meeting of the Greater Hockessin Area Development Association, will focus on homes and groundwater around the Shoppes of Hockessin along Lancaster Pike southeast of Valley Road. Investigators are assessing leaks or spills from what is now Sunrise Cleaners, as well as other potential sources of pollution.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control recently directed the Shoppes' owners to pay for carbon water filters at two homes along Evanson Road, nearly a half-mile south of the commercial property. Both have wells with water containing more than the state's limit for a common dry cleaning solvent, called "Perc" or tetrachloroethylene, though levels are lower than the federal standard.


For the entire article, see
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2014/10/19/hockessin- groundwater-contamination-scrutiny/17580025/


Lenny Siegel
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