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Opinion - October 18, 2013

Builders should use caution on toxic sites

The Environmental Protection Agency and the city of Mountain View, as well as Navy and NASA officials at Moffett Field, have known about the danger of the toxic chemical TCE (trichloroethylene) since 1981 or before. As far back as the 1960s electronics companies were using TCE-laced solvents in many sectors of the workplace, including sites located between Whisman Road, Middlefield Road and Ellis Street just south of Highway 101, an area now known as the MEW Superfund site.

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