|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||16 Feb 2007 17:17:57 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Energizer VOCs, Bennington, Vermont|
Energizer starts groundwater tests REBECCA ROBINSON Bennington Banner (VT) February 16, 2007BENNINGTON - Workers contracted by Environmental Resource Management, a global environmental resources firm, spent the day drilling underground on Gage Street to test for solvents outside the Energizer battery plant.
Challenging environmentAccording to plant Manager Jeffrey Schroeder, the workers were "trying to get the tests done in this challenging environment," referring to the snow and gusty winds that made for bitterly cold conditions outside where the drilling was taking place.
The testing comes after an announcement by Schroeder in January on behalf of the Bennington plant that Energizer had found the presence of the solvents tetrachlorethene, or PCE, and trichlorethene (TCE), in the soil surrounding the battery plant during a routine self-audit in March 2006. Both of these solvents are found in many common household cleaning products, and TCE has been linked to cancer and damage to the nervous system.
Michael Smith, a site management worker for the Waste Management Division of the state's Department of Environmental Conservation, said, "This weather has really, really shut things down," adding that the process of drilling underground to find groundwater samples was made more difficult by the nature of the land surrounding the plant.
... For the entire article, see http://www.benningtonbanner.com/headlines/ci_5239172 -- 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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