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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:35:30 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] "Whirlpool tells city leaders contamination levels drop significantly, " Fort Smith, Arkansas
Whirlpool tells city leaders contamination levels drop significantly

by Brett Rains
40/29 TV News (Fort Smith, AR)
April 11, 2017

Whirlpool executives told Fort Smith City Directors on Tuesday that contamination levels have dropped significantly near it's shuttered factory.

It was one of the largest factories and at one point employed the most people in the River Valley Region, but, in 2008 Whirlpool closed its doors for good. 

The company has been trying to clean up Trichloroethylene (TCE), which, contaminated the soil and ground water beneath the factory and then spread to nearby neighborhoods.

Vice President Of Communications for Whirlpool, Jeff Noel, told city directors since 2015, tests have shown a reduction of TCE levels ranging from 80% - 98%. Noel said that Whirlpool's remediation actions are working.


For the entire story, see


Lenny Siegel
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