|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 21 Mar 2012 09:02:21 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Outboard Marine vapor intrusion investigation, Peterborough, Ontario|
Air sampling begins at homes around site of former Outboard Marine plant Trichloroethylene levels higher than expected By KENNEDY GORDON Peterborough Examiner (ONT) March 21, 2012Crews from the Ministry of the Environment will be taking air samples from homes around the site of the former Outboard Marine plant just off Monaghan Rd., checking for traces of a chemical linked to cancer.
The TCE in the area came from Outboard Marine, according to the Peterborough County-City Health Unit's medical officer of health.
"We've known for some time that TCE was used there and is still present," said Dr. Rosana Pellizzari.
Groundwater plumes extending underground from the site as far south as Hamilton St. have carried traces of the chemical, and previous efforts to clean things up have included soil removal, pumping out contaminated water and a technique involving heat, Pellizzari said.
... For the entire article, see http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3507266 -- 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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