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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:36:40 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] PCE/TCE vapor investigation in Burlington, Vermont
EPA Investigates Contaminated Soil in Burlington's Old North End

Seven Days (VT)
August 7, 2018

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating soil vapors in the Old North End in Burlington after elevated levels of chemicals were detected in a home. 

In July, testing at a house on the northern part of Elmwood Avenue revealed two chemicals at levels above federal limits, according to Michael Nahmias, an environmental analyst for the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The department has not yet found the source, he added.  

The chemicals are known as perchloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE). PCE and TCE are commonly used for dry cleaning and can also be found in cleaning products and grease removers. The neighborhood was formerly home to two dry-cleaning businesses. 


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042
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