|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||22 Jun 2007 17:43:21 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Hlillcrest, NY - more vapor intrusion|
TCE fight expands in Hillcrest Fume-prevention systems planned for 29 buildings By Tom Wilber Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (NY) June 22, 2007HILLCREST -- Twenty-nine more buildings will require systems to block fumes from a hazardous chemical flowing through the ground, bringing the total number of properties needing the safeguard to more than 100.
The decision by state environmental and health officials to install the systems comes after the latest round of testing showed trichloroethylene (TCE) in or under the buildings or nearby properties. TCE -- an industrial solvent associated with illnesses ranging from cancer to birth defects -- can form gas and seep through foundations of unprotected homes through a process called vapor intrusion.
The problem has affected more than 480 properties in Endicott and dozens more in Binghamton, Vestal and Norwich.
The latest round of positive test results in Hillcrest, almost five years after the problem was first discovered in neighboring homes, raises more questions about the scope of pollution affecting the small suburban neighborhood and the effectiveness of efforts to clean it.
... For the entire article, see http://www.pressconnects.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070622/NEWS01/706220333/1001 -- 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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