2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 14:32:08 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] Chamberlain Manufacturing, Waterloo, Iowa
Chamberlain contamination focus of meeting Thursday

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier (IA)
November 9, 2009

WATERLOO - Underground soil contamination at the former Chamberlain Manufacturing Corp. plant apparently has spread through groundwater underneath surrounding homes.


"There is a potential for an unacceptable long-term risk," said Stephanie Doolan of the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 7 office in Kansas City, Kan. "The next step is we need to define the number of homes that are potentially affected."

The city and EPA have been working since 2003 to conduct environmental tests and demolish blighted buildings at the former defense contractor's plant at 550 Esther St. Previous testing found concentrations of volatile organic compounds, including trichloroethene, on the site, with lead and other heavy metals in sediment leaving the property to the east.


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Lenny Siegel
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