2019 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:13:34 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Franklin, Indiana schools to get vapor mitigation systems
District getting treatment system for Needham, Webb

By Andy Bell-Baltaci 
Franklin Daily Journal (IN)
April 90, 2019

Franklin schools are seeking bids for the design and construction of a depressurization system for Needham and Webb elementary schools that would lower levels of the organic compounds PCE and TCE, which can have harmful health effects.

The system would work to lower the levels of the compounds in the ground underneath the two elementary schools, after environmental tests before spring break showed levels of PCE and TCE that exceeded the acceptable amount set by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, causing schools to be closed March 21. Although additional rounds of testing have shown decreased levels of PCE and TCE and no airborne contaminants, student attendance at the schools was lower than normal in the days following spring break.

Companies have until May 6 to bid on the work. A technical review committee will review the bids and recommend one to the school board, which will vote on that recommendation either during its next meeting on May 13 or during a special meeting, operations director Jeff Sewell said.


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Lenny Siegel
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