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EPA hosts update meeting on Dayton vapor investigation, Feb 8, 6 p.m.

Release Date: 01/30/2007
Contact Information: P. Gonzalez, (312) 886-0269, gonzalez.rafaelp@epa.gov Mick Hans, (312) 353-5050, hans.mick@epa.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
No. 07-OPA015

CHICAGO (Jan. 30, 2007) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 will host a public meeting to update residents on its plans for air quality sampling in homes near the Behr-Dayton paint facility in Dayton, Ohio. The meeting will be 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at Kiser School Cafeteria, 1401 Leo St., Dayton.

Representatives from Ohio EPA, Ohio Department of Health, local governments and responsible party Daimler-Chrysler, a former operator of the facility, are also expected.

Prior sampling has shown that ground water supplies in the area south of the intersection of Leo St. and Daniel St. are contaminated with the chemical TCE (trichloroethylene). The TCE produces vapors that are seeping into some homes in the area. EPA has already identified several homes that will get vapor abatement systems installed this winter. The agency now seeks access from property owners to sample additional homes. There will be no charge to area residents for the sampling or, if necessary, installation of the vapor abatement systems.

For more information or to request special accommodations at the meeting, contact Rafael P. Gonzalez, EPA community involvement coordinator, (800) 621-8431, Ext. 60269, or gonzalez.rafaelp@epa.gov, weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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