report in WIFR.com. The area affected extends from the Cottonwood Airport east to Alliance Avenue, south to Auburn Street and North to the ends of Soper Avenue, North Johnston Avenue, Bond Avenue, North Day Avenue, North Horace Avenue, North Greenview Avenue, North Willard Avenue, North Burbank Avenue and Catbaugh Avenue.
Volatile organic chemicals contamination around Cottonwood Airport
The area also includes Parkside Avenue and Liberty Drive. The announcement came out August 2 and at that time there were two wells contaminated. On August 25, WIFR.com reported that environmental officials had done two additional tests and discovered four more contaminated samples. Two of those samples registered above the maximum allowed level.
In June, one resident complained of odor in the drinking water and that began the investigation. Historical records show that besides the airport there have been several gas stations near the neighborhood over the years, and to its east is a hardware manufacturer and importer/exporter as well as an assembly, packaging and warehousing operation. The Northwest Community Center has been in operation on Alliance Avenue since the late 40s, is housed in a 15,000 square foot building and has property taken in a land swap from a local manufacturing concern.