Thursday, August 28, 2008

Underground water contamination plume impacts indoor air of 182 homes in Dayton, Ohio

August 21, 2008 - A group fighting for the timely cleanup of a contaminated ground water plume in the vicinity of the Behr Dayton Thermal Plant asked the Dayton City Commission to take a lead in the effort.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has collected indoor air samples from 272 residences in McCook Field. Results showed 182 homes required a vapor abatement system.

A number of citizens from Dayton and Jefferson Twp. said they were concerned about contamination of the city's water, because the plume is still moving.

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