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TCE in Groundwater Has Toxicity Established by USEPA

Original post made by Bob Wenzlau, Crescent Park, on Sep 30, 2011

Palo Alto has a long-term burden that its shallow groundwater being impacted by Trichoroethene (TCE) and its degradation products. The source was in the 60s, 70s and 80s when it seeped from local industries into shallow groundwater, and then started migrating. One of the larger plumes is shown in this link below.

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Posted by tea party
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Sep 30, 2011 at 10:04 am

Too much big government. Close the EPA we don't have to worry about seeing these images.

The invisible hand of the free market will fix this. After everyone dies off or grows an extra arm, property prices go down, only poor people live here and the wealthy move to a healthier place. Problem solved.

Nature's perfect circle of life, tea party style.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

How many people have suffered actual harm from this TCE plume?
My aunt had a ranch in North Highlands, downstream from the famous McClellan AFB contamination. While she enjoyed city water brought in by McClellan, she continued, as did most of the residents, to irrigate with well water with no ill effects. If and when we decide to tap this shallow subsurface water is soon enough to worry about it. Treatment would be pennies a thousand gallons.


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