Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tricholoroethylene found in Rogersville, Missouri wells

April 12, 2010- Two private wells near Rogersville have levels of tricholoroethylene that exceed federal drinking water standards, according to a news release from the Department of Natural Resources.

The chemical, abbreviated TCE, is a cleaning solvent that removes grease from metal parts, but it can also be an ingredient in adhesives, paint removers, typewriter correction fluid and spot removers. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, long-term exposure to low levels of TCE may damage the liver, kidneys and central nervous system.


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