|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 16 Apr 2009 11:17:31 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] AvalonBay Communities, Rockville Centre, New York|
Deeper than they thought By ARIELLA MONTI Rockville Centre Herald (NY) April 16, 2009According to AvalonBay Communities, the company now responsible for cleaning up the brownfield at 80-100 Banks Ave., the former Darby Drugs site, contamination has permeated the clay layer initially thought to have kept pollutants away from the ground water.
"During the supplemental remedial investigation, ground water samples collected from three of the temporary vertical profile wells were found to have detectable concentrations of tetrachloroethene (PCE), and trichloroethene (TCE)," said Matthew Whalen, vice president of development for AvalonBay Communities. PCE is more commonly known as the dry cleaning chemical perc and TCE is a solvent used for cleaning metal machine parts.
.... For the entire article, see http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20299581&BRD=1601&PAG=461&dept_id=479859&rfi=6 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 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@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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