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York City Council hears next steps in remediation of downtown plume | KRVN Radio

York City Council hears next steps in remediation of downtown plume

YORK, Neb. – A contamination plume that stretches nearly three miles through downtown and residential York, could finally see some remediation.

A Remedial Project Manager with the EPA was at Thursday evening’s York City Council meeting to present information on the next steps in the process to eliminate York’s PCE and TCE plume.


Bo Hull with EPA Region 7, talks about the plume.

Courtesy/OU 1

Chronic exposure can cause damage to the liver, the kidneys and the central nervous system. It may also lead to increased risk of cancer.  However, the effect of exposure to any chemicals, including TCE and PCE, depends on several things including: the amount of chemical you were exposed to, how long you were exposed, and other factors such as gender, age, body size, and other existing health issues.

The remedial alternative actions could include: soil vapor extraction, thermal remediation, and even partial or full building demolition followed by off-site disposal of soil.

A proposed plan will be issued mid-June and will be followed by a 30-day public comment period. A decision on the remediation plan will be made in September of this year.

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