EPA will hold a public meeting from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16 at Haverford Township commissioner’s meeting room, 2325 Darby Road, to discuss a study of some homes near the Havertown Superfund being prompted by the discovery of trichloroethylene (TCE) in groundwater.
Some residents will be asked to participate in the study and will receive a package in the mail from EPA asking to test their homes at no charge. Only residents who receive the package will be part of the study.
If levels of concern are found at the residences participating in the study, additional samples will be taken or a vapor reduction system will be installed in the homes at no cost to the resident. Based on the results, EPA may also expand the study.
EPA also is installing more monitoring wells in the neighborhood around the Superfund site because of the discovery of TCE. Long-term exposure to TCE vapors could cause nerve, kidney or liver damage. Some studies have shown TCE to cause cancer in these organs.
For more information about this issue, please contact Ruth Scharr, EPA's on-scene coordinator, at (215) 756-7897 or at email@example.com. You may also contact Ruth Wuenschel, EPA's community involvement coordinator, at (215) 814-5540 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.