|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||7 Feb 2006 07:03:07 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] New York checks for vapors|
By JOHN RATHER New York Times February 5, 2006
WITH satellite photographs all over the Internet, images of Long Island as seen from above are only a few mouse clicks away. Views beneath the Island's surface and a clear picture of what may be seeping up and down are not so easy to come by.
The need for a better view of what is going on below ground has assumed new urgency in New York as environmental officials move to evaluate the threat of volatile chemical vapors rising into homes and businesses from contaminated soil and water — some at sites the state said had already been cleaned up.
The potential for contamination is far worse than state environmental officials previously believed, and homes could be at risk from vapors that can migrate from industrial and commercial sites where contaminants were dumped or spilled years or even decades ago. The chemicals most commonly found in the volatile vapors have been linked to health problems that include cancer, organ damage and birth defects, a state assemblyman's report says.
For the entire article, see http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/05/nyregion/nyregionspecial2/05lifume.html
-- 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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