|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:55:07 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Chesco residents urge officials to reject development plan for contaminated site, " East Whiteland, Pennsylvania|
Chesco residents urge officials to reject development plan for contaminated site BY JON HURDLE StateImpact Pennsylvania April 25, 2017 Residents of a Chester County community are urging local officials to reject plans for a 228-home development on a contaminated former industrial site that critics say threatens local waterways with toxic material including a known carcinogen. Around 100 residents of East Whiteland Township called on their Board of Supervisors at a recent meeting to block a plan by Constitution Drive Partners, a unit of O’Neill Properties, to redevelop the Bishop Tube site at Malvern where the chemical trichloroethylene, or TCE, was used as a degreaser until the steel tubing plant closed in 1999. Opponents say that O’Neill, which has a record of redeveloping brownfield sites, plans an incomplete cleanup of the site, leaving behind quantities of TCE that could leak into local creeks that feed the Schuylkill River, which supplies around 40 percent of Philadelphia’s drinking water. … For the entire article, see https://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/2017/04/25/chesco-residents-urge-officials-to-reject-development-plan-for-contaminated-site/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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