|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||11 Jan 2007 04:20:14 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Solvent under East Somerville (MA) school|
[Note: This articles says TCE, but it appears to refer to PCE. - LS] Environmental concerns close two classrooms By George P. Hassett Somerville News (MA) January 10, 2007Contaminated soil from 50 Tufts St. caused two classrooms at the nearby Capuano School to be closed this week. Tetrachloroethylene (TCE), a chemical used in the dry cleaning industry, has taken root underneath the soil of East Somerville and is moving around the neighborhood, said Superintendent of Schools Anthony Pierantozzi.
Pierantozzi stressed the two closed classrooms had elevated, yet still low, levels of TCE and were far above state standards. He said the classrooms were closed as an extreme precaution and to allow technicians free access to the rooms for testing and remediation. Students were moved into an alternative space in the building. The classrooms will remain closed until tests demonstrate "very low and stable levels" of TCE, he said.
... For the entire article, see http://somervillenews.typepad.com/the_somerville_news/2007/01/environmental_c.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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/brownfields
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