Friday, May 14, 2010

More TCE-polluted wells found in Limerick, PA township

May 14, 2010 - More chemical contamination has been discovered in residential wells in the township, state officials confirmed Thursday.

Lynda Rebarchak, a spokeswoman for the southeast office of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, confirmed that well tests discovered unsafe levels of the chemical trichloroethylene, or TCE.

The initial tests were conducted by the Montgomery County Health Department, which notified the DEP on April 13.

Rebarchak confirmed that unsafe TCE levels were found in eight wells near the intersections of Country Club Road in Ridge Pike and Township Line Road and Graterford Road.

"It's a brand new site," said Rebarchak. The DEP is calling it the Landis Creek site.

Currently, the state is taking its own samples and conducting tests on those samples to confirm the health department's findings, Rebarchak said.


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