|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:45:34 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Northern Michigan community tries to stay ahead of massive contaminated plume"|
Northern Michigan community tries to stay ahead of massive contaminated plume By KAYE LAFOND Michigan Radio July 18, 2017 When I arrive at Bethany Hawkins' home, the first thing she does is offer me a glass of her well water. "Our water's always been really good," she says. But Hawkins’ well could have an expiration date. It’s an estimated 675 feet from the edge of a plume of polluted groundwater. A toxic legacy There's an estimated 13 trillion gallons of groundwater laced with TCE, or trichloroethylene, stretching from the village of Mancelona 6 miles away to the edge of Hawkins’ gated community. … The source of the contamination is an orphan site, meaning that the responsible companies, Mt. Clemens Industries and later Wickes Manufacturing, no longer exist and can’t be made to pay for it. … For the entire story, see http://michiganradio.org/post/northern-michigan-community-tries-stay-ahead-massive-contaminated-plume -- 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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