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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:42:41 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Former Carriage Cleaners site, Bellevue, Nebraska
Environmental Protection Agency meets with Bellevue residents about possible chemical contamination

By Phil Bergman
KMTV/3 News Now (Omaha, NE)
January 21, 2020

BELLEVUE, Neb. - There is concern in Bellevue after the Environmental Protection Agency notified 125 property owners that their property may be contaminated with a carcinogen known as PCE and it's byproduct TCE.

On Tuesday afternoon, the EPA held a meeting with worried residents to discus what they knew about the problem, the chemical's harm and how they proposed to mitigate the situation. According to the EPA, around 1995 the former Carriage Cleaners on Franklin Street went bankrupt and over the following years its toxic waste stopped getting disposed of properly. In 2017, a new owner of the property tested the soil and let the EPA know of its issues. 

"When we see high levels of these particular chemicals it represents a particular exposure issue over time," said Michael Davis, an on-scene coordinator with the EPA. "The levels that we've seen so far in indoor air have been extremely low. We haven't seen widespread issues with indoor air contamination.”


For the entire story, 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
Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918

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