|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 4 Nov 2009 16:10:52 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Wayland Recycling, Wayland, Michigan|
EPA works to clear contaminated soil from Wayland site By Julie Makarewicz Grand Rapids Press (MI) November 3, 2009WAYLAND -- The Environmental Protection Agency is working to clear contaminated soils from a former recycling business site in Wayland. At the request of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the EPA started work this week to remove an estimated 8,000 cubic yards of contaminated soils from the former Wayland Recycling Inc. site at 763 Elm St.
EPA officials believe the contamination took place several years ago, possibly even prior to the Wayland Recycling business. Preliminary findings show soils are heavily contaminated with hazardous substances including lead, arsenic and PCBs.
...An informational letter from the EPA to the city and residents was handed out Tuesday. The letter explains that pollutants dissolved in groundwater can cause a serious environmental problem called "vapor intrusion." This occurs when chemicals underground give off dangerous gases that can rise up through the soil and seep into buildings, causing unsafe indoor pollution.
... For the entire article, see http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2009/11/epa_works_to_clear_contaminate.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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