2018 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2018 22:10:00 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Towne Square project, Xenia. Ohio
Towne Square project could take off soon

By Scott Halasz -
Xenia Gazette (OH)
JANUARY 26, 2018

XENENI — Xenia’s chase for the source of contamination at Xenia Towne Square may finally be over.

After months of testing and looking for answers as to why two chlorinated solvents were present on a section of the property, the city will be submitting “no further action” application materials to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency — which is likely to approve it according to city officials. That means redevelopment of the shopping center can begin at the former Kmart site.

The good news for the city comes after another round of testing for the source chemical vapors across the street and to the east led the EPA to the basement of a nearby business where an unsealed chemical solvent — tetrachloroethylene (PCE) — was stored. PCE is used in dry cleaning and appears in consumer products including paint strippers and spot removers.

“The substance has been properly stored or removed and we are told there are no safety issues from the OEPA’s perspective moving forward regarding this matter,” City Manager Brent Merriman told council in an email obtained by the Gazette.


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Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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