|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 17 May 2009 23:06:13 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] TCE at former Cemex plant, Fairborn, Ohio|
Contaminant find almost doomed Calamityville site Two consulting firms differ on cost of cleanup for site By Christopher Magan Dayton Daily News May 17, 2009The discovery of trichloroethene, an organic industrial solvent known to damage the kidneys and central nervous system, nearly doomed plans to build a disaster response training center at a former cement plant. "We found the TCE at the 11th hour, and that changed the whole dynamic of the numbers," said Deborah McDonnell, Fairborn city manager. "There was a panicked reaction."
Environment consultants Burgess and Niple found the chemical in late 2008 and, combined with other factors, caused Wright State University officials to signal they were pulling out of two years worth of discussions to locate "Calamityville" on the former Cemex cement production site at 506 E. Xenia Drive.
Estimates to clean up the 70-acre site of hazardous substances, including TCE and asbestos, were close to $4.4 million, according to plans submitted to the city by Burgess and Niple.
... For the entire article, see http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/contaminant-find-almost-doomed-calamityville-site-123181.html -- 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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