|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 3 Dec 2014 20:14:31 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] (no subject)|
New Health Survey Fails To Dispel Concerns About Industrial
Contamination In North St. Louis County
By Véronique LaCapra St. Louis Public Radio (MO) December 3, 2014After years of concern, residents of Elmwood Park aren't any closer to knowing if they are being harmed by chemical vapors.
In the late 1980s, the industrial chemical trichloroethylene, or TCE, was first detected in groundwater under the North St. Louis County neighborhood. The contamination came from spills at the nearby Missouri Metals Shaping Company.
The water coming out of household taps in Elmwood Park doesn’t come from the ground, so no one is drinking, cooking, or bathing in TCE. But the odorless vapors have seeped up through the soil and been detected in some area basements.
... For the entire article, seehttp://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-health-survey-fails-dispel- concerns-about-industrial-contamination-north-st-louis-county
-- 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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