Thursday, April 22, 2010

EPA orders former owner of Waterloo IA. plant to clean up soil

April 22, 2010- The former owner of the Chamberlain Manufacturing site in Waterloo has been ordered to clean up contaminated soil and groundwater. The former ammunition plant occupies a 23 acre site in a residential area near downtown Waterloo. Chamberlain employed more than 800 people during the Vietnam War. The plant was shut down in the mid-1990s and acquired by the City of Waterloo in 2005.

Chris Whitley, with the Environmental Protection Agency, says the order also requires the company to provide ventilation systems to nearby homeowners. “There is some indication that there may be vapor intrusion occurring in homes,” Whitley said.


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