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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:07:07 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Vapor testing at Lees Lane landfill, Louisville, Kentucky
EPA finds toxic vapors in homes near landfill
EPA has been trying to determine the health risks associated with living next to the Lees Lane landfill, which shut down in the 1970s but had been used for disposal of hazardous waste.

bt James Bruggers
Lousiville Courier-Journal (KY)
October 29, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency next week will begin a second round of air sampling at eight homes near the long-closed Lees Lane hazardous waste landfill, after discovering 13 homes with elevated levels of toxic vapors in crawl spaces.

The results are the latest in a renewed examination of health and environmental issues related to the landfill, which once was on the nation's list of most toxic places.

Donna Seadler, Atlanta-based remedial project manager for EPA, said the findings were not unexpected, but also do not indicate any residents face immediate health threats from landfill gases that may be moving through the soil.


For the entire article, see
http://www.courier-journal.com/story/tech/science/environment/ 2014/10/28/lees-lane-landfill-toxic-vapors-crawl-spaces/18075855/


Lenny Siegel
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