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From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 11:42:45 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] TCE from Dresser LLC site, near Pineville, Louisiana
Concerned citizens pack Rapides Jury meeting for answers on Dresser contamination

KALB News Channel 5 (Alexandria, LA)
February 10, 2020 

Concerned citizens packed Monday's Rapides Parish Police Jury meeting after TCE contamination was discovered in neighborhoods surrounding the old Dresser, LLC plant outside of Pineville.

The police jury hosted contractors for Dresser, LLC plant to explain to residents why testing for contamination is taking place. 

Weeks ago, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality said they are testing contamination from the Dresser, LLC facility that may impact local residents. LDEQ said the area specifically impacted extends from the industrial property to the east shoulder of Service Road East (Austin Dr.) in the vicinity of the residential development east of Hwy. 167, including the Aurora Park Subdivision area. They are areas outside of Pineville City limits.

In a release from the Louisiana DEQ to local residents obtained by News Channel 5, it said, "environmental contamination has been detected in the vicinity of your property or residence." The release said the main contaminant is trichloroethene, also known as trichloroethylene. They said they have indicated an elevated soil gas concentration and groundwater contamination.


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Lenny Siegel
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Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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