|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||30 Aug 2007 07:12:09 -0000|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Northern Binghamton (NY) vapor studies|
TCE hunt expands in city New testing starts at chemical facility By Tom Wilber Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin (NY) August 29, 2007BINGHAMTON -- The long, slow search for hazardous chemicals under a neighborhood on the north side of Binghamton literally broke new ground this week, as workers implanted pollution-detection probes outside a chemical warehousing plant and planned to retest air inside nearby homes.
Contractors, trying to pinpoint the source of subterranean pollution, drilled holes Tuesday outside the Ashland Distribution Co. on Broad Street. The work, which extends to a rail bed on the west side of the plant, is expected to continue this week, said Jim Vitak, a company spokesman.
So far, four homes in the area to the west of the company have tested positive for unacceptable levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) and were fitted with systems to prevent subterranean fumes from entering through foundations.
... For the entire article, see http://www.pressconnects.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070829/NEWS01/708290343 -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@list.cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org/mailman/listinfo/brownfields
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