|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||4 Dec 2005 03:20:18 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] More vapor testing in Hopewell Junction (NY)|
EPA to test more homes for toxic vapors Effort boosted at Superfund site
By Dan Shapley Poughkeepsie Journal (NY) December 3, 2005
HOPEWELL JUNCTION — The Environmental Protection Agency will soon test the air for toxic vapors in dozens of additional homes as part of an expanded effort to address pollution at the Hopewell Precision Superfund site in East Fishkill, officials said at a meeting Thursday night.
In a process called vapor intrusion, gases from polluted groundwater can seep up through soil and accumulate in homes.
Groundwater in the neighborhood was polluted, the EPA believes, when a metal cabinet manufacturer on Ryan Drive, Hopewell Precision, dumped degreasing solvents in the 1970s and 1980s.
The EPA has already installed ventilation systems at 47 homes, and water filters at 37 where indoor air or drinking water was tainted with trichloroethylene, or TCE.
For the entire article, see http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051203/NEWS04/512030316
-- Lenny Siegel Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight c/o PSC, 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/brownfields
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