Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Meeting Updates People About Water Contamination Near Rogersville, MO

May 25, 2010 - Several agencies held a public meeting for Rogersville-area residents on Tuesday night about their contaminated well water. It's been nearly two months since the chemical TCE was detected in three wells. That number has now grown to 12.

Officials started studying the water issues southwest of Rogersville last July. They have discovered a new fault below the surface to the south of U.S. 60 that lets surface water move downward fast and reach a nearby well in less than a day. The source of the trichloroethylene, or TCE, is still a mystery.

"It's just one of those unfortunate things that we just don't have the answers to right away. That's really why we're trying to focus on the home owners, the people who are drinking the water, getting a solution for them," said Renee Bungart, a spokeswoman for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


1 comment:

Marianne R. Metzger said...

I work for a company that provides affordable water testing for homeowners on private wells. We would be happy to offer people living in the area discounted testing for TCE, so they may get answer more quickly than waiitng for the DNR to perform the testing. We can offer a Volatile Organic Chemical test, which includes the TCE at a price of $75.00 a sample. The only additional charge would be shipping the sample back to our lab. They can find out more by talking to our knowledgable staff. We can be reached at 1-800-458-3330.