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MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA finds high chemical vapor levels in Troy, Ohio. Briefing Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m.

Release Date: 08/24/2006
Contact Information: Mick Hans, (312) 353-5050, hans.mick@epa.gov Rafael P. Gonzalez, (312) 886-0269, gonzalez.rafaelp@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 06-OPA152

WHAT: U.S. EPA is holding a media briefing for Troy and Dayton area media to discuss the most recent findings at this site. EPA and Ohio EPA have documented high levels of volatile organic compound fumes at 12 locations in Troy, Ohio. The chemical, which appears to be a dry cleaning fluid known as PCE (tetrachloroethylene) is present in soil beneath eight homes, as well as two schools, a church and the city police station.
The current PCE levels won't cause immediate illness, but are high enough to be of long-term concern. EPA, state and local officials are evaluating various short- and long-term options to address the situation.

WHO: EPA, Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Health and local officials.

WHEN: Friday, Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Troy City Hall, Lower Conference Room, 100 S. Market St., Troy.