|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 9 Sep 2009 21:49:45 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Mottolo Pig Farm, Raymond, New Hampshire|
Contamination Forces Raymond To Avoid Water State Delivers Bottled Water To Residents In Windmere Development WMUR TV 9 News (NH) September 9, 2009RAYMOND, N.H. -- State officials have told a neighborhood in Raymond to drink and cook with bottled water after the discovery of low levels of contamination from a nearby toxic waste site in nearby wells.
....The DES is taking action because it detected two contaminants in local wells: trichloroethylene (TCE) and arsenic. The state suspects the TCE is leaching into the drinking water from the Mottolo Pig Farm -- now an overgrown forest. The farm is an Environmental Protection Agency superfund site where the former owner buried chemical manufacturing waste in the 1970s.
"It's our assessment, at this point, that more than likely the additional pumping stresses that were placed on the bedrock aquifer by the development in the area resulted in drawing the plume of contaminants in that direction," Wimsatt said.
.... For the entire article, see http://www.wmur.com/news/20824301/detail.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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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