Pollution hasn’t invaded drinking water wells, testing in response to our article shows


Today’s paper features the results of health district tests of private drinking water wells near pollution seeping from a New Carlisle landfill.

Good news: the comprehensive VOC test returned negative results, so people aren’t drinking vinyl chloride.

The landfill is a U.S. EPA Superfund site, and is leaching the carcinogen into the aquifer at hazardous concentrations.

The health district tested the wells in response to my article that publicized a portion of an Ohio Department of Health report. That report said that no one could be sure whether the pollution hadn’t migrated into residential wells by now.

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