Carcinogenic chemical spreads beneath Michigan town
from Environmental Health News
When state and federal environmental officials visited the tucked-away town of Mancelona, Mich., 15 years ago, their presence surprised local residents. While removing metal contamination from local groundwater, officials had stumbled upon one of the nation's largest plumes of an industrial solvent called trichloroethylene, or TCE. Drinking-water wells tap into this aquifer, so the state asked the town's help in preventing the chemical from flowing out of people's taps.
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