Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Toxic plumes spreading into Limerick PA groundwater

March 30, 2010- Twin underground plumes of potentially carcinogenic chemicals from two industrial sites are merging and mingling with the groundwater beneath 47 homes, fouling their wells and posing health hazards for the residents there, state officials have confirmed.

The source of the contamination is believed to be the Teleflex Inc. plant on South Limerick Road and the former Stanley Tool Works on Lewis Road, said Lynda Rebarchak, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.


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