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Final push planned to clear TCE plume

Original post made on Nov 28, 2007

A new effort to clean the last vestiges of an underground plume of toxic chemicals known as TCE from beneath an area of Mountain View is under study, and could result in an accelerated cleanup campaign starting in 2009.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 1:48 PM

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Posted by Matt Raschke, a resident of The Crossings
on Nov 28, 2007 at 9:42 pm

I recall that TCE can also degrade into more toxic vinyl chloride. In the mid-90's I used to help monitor the groundwater wells around the former CTS Printex plume near Rengstorff and 101. It is amazing how many silicon valley companies mismanaged their wastes not so long ago. I wonder how things are handled in Taiwan and China now that the majority of circuit boards are made there. I fear the situation there is probably worse than it ever was here. Oh, the price our planet pays for cheap electronics.


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