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.