|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 9 Jun 2011 21:36:35 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs, FORMER SITES: TCE near Deep Creek Nike Site (WA)|
Pollutant source remains mystery Water near missile site still tainted with TCE Kevin Graman Spokane Spokesman-Review (WA) June 8, 2011Groundwater contamination discovered seven years ago near a former Nike missile site in the Deep Creek area continues, but its source remains a mystery, the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday.
In a letter updating the status of the contamination site, the agency said wells along Euclid Road between North Woods and Richie roads, west of Airway Heights, continue to show contamination with the solvent trichloroethylene, or TCE.
The letter from Renee Dagseth, EPA community involvement coordinator, to the Spokane Association of Realtors and the Washington State Ground Water Association advises property owners to avoid drilling wells within the boundaries of the contaminated area. The chemical, once commonly used as an engine degreaser by the U.S. military, is a carcinogen. Drinking water contaminated even with small amounts of TCE for long periods may cause liver and kidney damage, impaired immune system function and impaired fetal development in pregnant women.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.spokesman.com/stories/2011/jun/08/pollutant-source-remains- mystery/
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