2017 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2017 20:11:51 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Vapors in St. Johnsbury, Vermont government building
Testing Of Chemicals Found In State Offices Reveals Known, Probable Carcinogens 

Vermont Public Radio
April 4, 2017

On Tuesday, state employees learned more about the contamination found in their St. Johnsbury offices.

Late last week, three chemicals were found in the foundation of the Agency of Human Services buildings, forcing 78 state employees to vacate.

Further testing found that TCE, a known carcinogen; PCE, a probable carcinogen; and chloroform have been released into the air at unhealthy levels.

Mark Levine, the commissioner of health, told the audience that some types of cancer — including liver and kidney cancer, and leukemia — as well as fetal developmental issues are associated with those chemicals.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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