|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:47:59 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES, VOCs: Defense Department not responsible for Naperville (IL) TCE|
Study: No environmental clean-up needed at McDowell Grove By Melissa Jenco Chicago Tribune September 16, 2013Former U.S. Department of Defense operations at what is now the McDowell Grove Forest Preserve in Naperville do not necessitate environmental clean-up, experts say.
While a study found chemicals in the groundwater, they were not caused by the DOD and are too deep to present a danger.
"It is unfortunate that there is TCE in the groundwater, but the (Forest Preserve District of DuPage County) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have answered the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency's concerns," said Drew Bergenthal, environmental compliance manager for the district.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency have been investigating the forest preserve site at Raymond Drive and McDowell Road as part of the federal Formerly Used Defense Sites program that cleans up areas where DOD activities may have caused contamination. In the 1940s, the forest preserve land was the site of the Camp McDowell Radar School.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/naperville_lisle/ct- tl-naperville-mcdowell-remediation-20130916,0,523466.story
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