|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 26 May 2019 13:32:56 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Health concerns near Water Gremlin site, White Bear Township, Minnesota|
A Community Shares Concerns Over Cancer Cases By Jennifer Mayerle WCCO CBS TV News (Twin Cities, MN) May 14, 2019 at 10:09 pm MINNEAPOLIS — A Twin Cities manufacturer shocked its neighbors when it made an alarming admission: A cancer-causing chemical had been leaking for years. Leaders asked, “How did this happen?” And we asked, “How are the people?” Our answers have a troubling theme. … The common denominator for Kerri, Jodi and Steve, Page and Denny, and Dave: They all live or lived near Water Gremlin in White Bear Township. The company that makes fishing sinkers and battery terminal posts emitted significantly more of a cancer-causing chemical TCE than allowed by its permit. Water Gremlin will pay $7 million in fines and corrective action as part of a settlement with the state. ... The company was expected to self-report the levels of TCE being emitted to the state. Instead, they underreported and admitted to exposing the community to levels above health benchmarks for more than 15 years. A Minnesota Pollution Control Agency map shows their specific area of concern. The agency reports, at times the levels were seven times what was allowed. … For the entire story, see https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/05/14/a-communitys-concern-over-cancer/ -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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