2019 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 11 Mar 2019 16:57:28 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] TCE found in Anaheim, California
Dangerous degreasing chemicals found at former Anaheim industrial site

Orange County Health Care Agency
Orange County Breeze (CA)
FEBRUARY 23, 2019

Information provided by the Regional Water Quality Control Board – Santa Ana Region (SARWQCB) indicates that several chemicals have been detected in subsurface and indoor air samples at 1000 E. Katella Avenue in the City of Anaheim. SARWQCB has been conducting sampling of the soil, soil gas, groundwater and indoor air at and around this former industrial facility and will be using this information to develop a plan to remove the chemical contamination. Several of the chemicals detected are considered human carcinogens and/or cause other toxic effects to humans.

One of the chemicals found, Trichloroethylene (TCE), is used primarily as a degreasing agent in various industrial processes. The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 9 (USEPA) has identified cancer and non-cancer hazards based on exposure to TCE in indoor air. A specific vulnerable population is women in the first trimester of pregnancy, due to the potential for causing heart defects in the developing fetus. Long-term exposure may lead to increased risk of kidney or other cancers. The detected indoor air levels of TCE within the building located at this address exceed the USEPA urgent response category.


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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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