March 6, 2009 - For 20 years, residents over the Motorola 52nd Street Superfund Site have waited for government officials to clean up contaminated water deep beneath their homes. And they'll continue to wait.
Resident Martha Breitenbach, a former critical-care nurse who has a degree in chemical engineering, said the cleanup has taken too long. She's concerned that residents have been kept in the dark about possible health issues.
Remediation efforts are primarily focused on trichloroethene, known as TCE, which is the contaminant with the highest concentration found in the tainted underground water.
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